Odd/Even Day Watering Restriction Still In Effect, But Sprinkler Use Is OK
New Jersey American Water Company said that the temporary repairs at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant are completed and that its Monmouth County customers can water their lawns with sprinklers so long as they continue to observe the odd/even day schedule that has been in effect since Sunday.
The odd/even watering schedule entails:
- Outdoor water use between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on odd-numbered days of the month if your street address is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.)
- Outdoor water use between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on even-numbered days of the month if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.)
- Watering of new sod or seed if daily watering is required (note: it is recommended that any planting of new sod or seed that has not already taken place be delayed until the fall)
- Use of private wells for irrigation
- Commercial uses of outdoor water, such as for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields, and car washes