Mandatory Water Restrictions - Updated 08/05

Effective August 1st, the Township of Denville has implemented and will strictly enforce mandatory water restrictions for all residential and commercial properties for outdoor water usage pursuant to Section 565-41 of the General Code of the Township of Denville.  These restrictions shall remain in effect for ninety (90) days unless repealed or extended.

The mandatory water restrictions are necessary to ensure an adequate water supply for water customers and fire protection services while the Township's primary water tank is taken off line for repairs and refurbishment.  According to the contractor. the water tank refurbishment process will last approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days during which time the water tank, which normally holds a maximum of 1.25 million gallons of water, will be emptied.

The provisions of the water restrictions are as follows:

1. Persons or businesses having even house numbers shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd house numbers on odd days. This includes 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 home/commercial business windows, driveways, sidewalks, gutters, and siding.  The restrictions also include the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc.  If a commercial business is to complete work at a residential address, the odd/even restrictions based upon the residential address still apply.

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.

3. Multi-family dwellings, including apartment style housing, that have both odd and even numbered addresses will restrict outside water use to odd numbered days only. 

4. The restrictions shall apply to the entire Township, excluding properties served by a private well.

All residents and business are urged to voluntarily observe and implement indoor water conservation measures as well.

Please be advised that those property owners who violate the above water restrictions shall be subject to a municipal summons, along with a fine and penalties associated therewith.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.