Last Updated: August 17, 2016 – 8:39am
The DEP developed guidance document for “appropriate outdoor water use restrictions at each drought level” outline the following for Drought “Watch” category:
Regions in Drought Watch: Moderate drought conditions
- Outdoor watering should be limited to “handheld” with a hose or a watering can after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m. (to avoid evaporative losses).
- Restrict outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers.
- Watering of municipal parks and recreation fields with irrigation systems and sprinklers may continue, before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
- Filling swimming pools, washing cars and washing buildings should be prohibited.