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Denville Police Department
Monday May 22nd, 2023 :: 06:34 a.m. EDT



Effective Monday, May 22, 2023, the Township of Denville shall implement and strictly enforce mandatory water restrictions for all residential and commercial properties for outdoor water usage pursuant to §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 These restrictions shall remain in effect for ninety (90) days unless repealed or extended.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 in place to ensure an adequate water supply for water customers and fire protection service. The restrictions have become immediately necessary as the industrial pump in the Township’s primary well suffered a catastrophic failure and as a result has placed considerable stress on the other potable wells in our system. According to our vendors, the timeframe to have our primary well up and running is approximately two (2) to three (3) months.
The provisions of the water restrictions shall be as follows:

  1. Properties having even number addresses shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd number addresses on odd days. This includes all 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 homes/commercial businesses windows, driveways, sidewalks, gutters, and homes. The restrictions also include the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc. If a commercial business is to complete work at a household, we will hold the water restrictions to the odd/even number of the home in accordance with the water restrictions in place.
  1. 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 and/or updates.
  1. Multi-family dwellings, including apartment style housing, will be only permitted to use outdoor water on odd days. On even days, such water usage is prohibited.
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 fine and penalties associated therewith.

Denville Police Department
1 St Marys Pl
Denville, NJ 07834

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 973-627-4900

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