Montville Township receives the majority of its drinking water from three (3) groundwater wells located in the Towaco Valley Aquifer. Additional water is purchased from the Jersey City Water Supply in Boonton and from an interconnection with Lincoln Park. Due to the lack of adequate precipitation in 2015 and 2016, the water table level in the Towaco Valley Aquifer is currently at 44 feet. This is the lowest level since 2008. Because of these conditions, Montville Township is implementing “voluntary” water restrictions, and asking all residents to suspend all unnecessary water usage. Some suggestions for water conservation are:
1. Curtail all lawn sprinkling and/or garden irrigation.
2. Curtail unnecessary swimming pool filling.
3. Limit showers to less than 5 minutes.
4. Do not continually run water during dishwashing, shaving or when brushing teeth.
5. Check all toilets and/or water softeners for proper operation.
We should all try to make water conservation a part of our daily routine, and not take water for granted. Discuss water conservation as a family, and suggest ways all of us can save water. If you need assistance to check for excess water usage in your home, please feel free to call the Water Department at 973-331-3330 to arrange a home visit.