Water conservation is a township-wide effort. Every resident’s actions make a difference.
Moorestown Township’s water conservation ordinance (Chapter 175) restricts the duration and times residents are permitted to water outside. The township has seen a recent substantial uptick in water consumption. Given the additional strain this puts on the township’s system AND the additional water it requires us to purchase from New Jersey American Water, the Department of Public Works will begin enforcing Moorestown’s water conservation ordinance. Fines for violators can reach a maximum of $2,000.
The ordinance states the following:
- These water conservation rules are in effect 365 days per year. The Township’s former water conservation ordinance was only in effect once the Township declared a water conservation emergency.
- Every Moorestown property falls into one of four watering districts. These districts are the same districts as the existing trash collection districts.
- Each district allows for watering two (2) days per week. Residents and businesses are prohibited to water their lawns except for their two designated days. Those days are:
- District 1 (Monday trash collection) – Sunday and Wednesday
- District 2 (Tuesday trash collection)– Monday and Thursday
- District 3 (Wednesday trash collection) – Monday and Thursday
- District 4 (Thursday trash collection)– Tuesday and Friday
- On the days your district is allowed to water, you are limited to watering between the hours of 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
We thank residents for their compliance. Together, we can help maintain the township’s water supply.
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