The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), citing “current extreme weather projections”, has directed United Water to begin limited lowering of its New Jersey reservoirs that include Lake Tappan, Woodcliff Lake and Oradell Reservoir.
“We are carefully monitoring the weather and are complying with the directive to make limited releases,” said Jim Glozzy, vice president and general manager.
Glozzy further explained that as a responsible water supplier United Water’s first priority is to ensure that we have enough water to meet customers’ needs in the months to come. “This is particularly true as we move into the summer months when more water is needed for residents and businesses,” he said.
United Water manages its dams and other facilities in accordance with procedures that have been established by the NJDEP. “We will continue to monitor the situation and remain in contact with the NJDEP.”
The company operates dams, reservoirs and wells that supply drinking water to approximately 800,000 people in Bergen and parts of Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon Counties.
Customers can get updated information by calling 800-422-5987 or by visiting United Water’s website at www.unitedwater.com/uwnj.
ABOUT UNITED WATER
United Water New Jersey supplies drinking water to over 800,000 people in Bergen and parts of parts of Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon Counties. Its parent company, United Water, is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.