Denville imposes outdoor water restrictions until June 30

Officials say the electrical controls on one of their wells needs to be repaired or replaced.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2024, 4:36 PM

Updated 26 days ago


Denville has issued mandatory odd/even outdoor water restrictions until June 30.
According to officials, the electrical controls on one of the wells in the township needs to be repaired or replaced. That well has been taken offline, which has temporarily reduced the water production capacity, officials say.
A list of township restrictions include:
1. Properties with even number addresses shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd number addresses on odd days. This includes all businesses operating from or at a residential address. Outdoor water usage shall include the watering of lawns, shrubs, ornamental plants, sod, etc., as well as the washing of homes/commercial businesses windows, driveways, sidewalks, gutters and homes. The restrictions also include the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc. If a commercial business is to complete work at a household, we will hold the water restrictions to the odd/even number of the home in accordance with the water restrictions in place.
2. Businesses that rely and survive on outdoor water use, whose business address is separate from a residential address, such as car washes, nurseries, power washing companies, etc., will be exempt from the odd/even water restrictions. Odd/even water restrictions will remain in effect for offices and commercial buildings as it pertains to lawn watering, window washing, power washing, etc., for any non-essential work and/or updates.
3. Multifamily dwellings, including apartment style housing, will be only permitted to use outdoor water on odd days. On even days, such water usage is prohibited.

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