Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden told MMM that repairs to the water mains at NJWAC’s Swimming River Water Treatment Plant are going better than expected and that the restrictions on outdoor water usage may not last weeks as many have feared.
If NJAWC’s progress continues at the present pace, alternate day outdoor usage could be permitted in towns serviced by NJAWC next week.
Golden said the outdoor ban is a public safety measure in the event of a fire. NJAWC is bringing water in from neighboring water companies to service its Monmouth County customers and water pressure remains below normal. Monmouth County and State officials are requiring water conservation to ensure that resources are available to respond to a life threaten event if necessary.
Only properties with well water, like the
Asbury Park Press in Nepture Township, are permitted to water lawns, wash cars, etc.