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ALERT: Passaic Valley Water Commission Urges Water Conservation Amid Heatwave

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

As our North Jersey region grapples with an unprecedented heatwave this week, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is urging all residents and businesses to take critical steps to conserve water.VaccineAccording to the PVWC, with temperatures soaring, the demand for water increases significantly, making it crucial for everyone to do their part to ensure a reliable water supply.

To help mitigate the strain on water resources, PVWC has provided several conservation tips:

  • Limit Outdoor Water Use: To minimize evaporation, water lawns, and gardens during early morning or late evening hours.
  • Fix Leaks: A dripping faucet or running toilet can waste gallons of water each day. Check and repair leaks promptly.
  • Shorten Showers: Aim to keep showers shorter, and consider turning off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Full Loads Only: Run dishwashers and washing machines only when full to maximize efficiency.
  • Unauthorized Hydrant Usage: Only PVWC and fire personnel are permitted to use hydrants. If customers witness unauthorized hydrant usage, they should immediately contact the customer service department at 973-340-4300, option #2.

PVWC is closely monitoring water levels and usage to ensure the community's needs are met during this challenging time.

The commission appreciates the cooperation and effort of all residents and businesses in conserving water.

This call to action comes as the region endures one of the hottest weeks on record, highlighting the importance of collective effort in managing water resources effectively.

By following these simple conservation tips, residents can help maintain a sustainable water supply throughout the heatwave and beyond.