E Notice - New Water Conservation Regulations

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-Village of Ridgewood E-Notice

New Water Conservation Regulations


May 26, 2017

Dear Ridgewood Resident,

As we enter the warmer weather, we all look forward to being outdoors more often and tending to our lawns and gardens.  A postcard will be sent to all Ridgewood Water customers in Ridgewood, which will summarize the new permanent water regulations, for conservation purposes.  I encourage you to use the postcard as a reminder of the new regulations, by putting it in a place where it can easily be referenced.  The new regulations are summarized below:

  • Two-day per week irrigation is permanent year round, including private wells:
    • Odd numbered addresses on Tuesday & Saturday
    • Even numbered addresses on Wednesday & Sunday
  • Restrict irrigation hours to limit water evaporation:
    • No irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • Automatic system use permitted only between 3:00 a.m. & 7:00 a.m.
  • Watering exemptions are offered for the use of smart controllers (must seek approval from Ridgewood Water Administration in Village Hall).
  • All automatic irrigation systems shall be equipped with an operational automatic rain sensor.
  • Approved uses of water, at any time, include:
    • pool filling
    • power washing
    • cleaning gutters
    • recreational use of sprinklers for children
    • hand-washing of vehicles

  Please conserve water during these approved activities to the greatest extent possible.  -           View the Conservation Ordinance, Water Saving Tips, and Frequently Asked Questions at http://water.ridgewoodnj.net. -           Questions - Customer Service at 201-670-5520 or cswater@ridgewoodnj.net.  -           To report non-compliant watering, please email reportwater@ridgewoodnj.net  or call 201-670-5500 ext. 271 We appreciate your efforts and thank you for helping to sustain the future of our water. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.


Heather A. Mailander Village Manager 201/670-5500 x202