The Evesham Municipal Utilities Authority has announced that annual water restrictions are once again in place, with those restrictions once again set to last from May 1 to Sept. 30.
According to the Evesham MUA, the annual restrictions come as a result of limited supplies, rising costs and state mandated regulations.
As noted by the Evesham MUA, water restrictions “help to ensure an adequate water supply for the community.”
According to the MUA, the water restriction system is based on location to encourage neighborhood compliance. All residential and commercial customers of the MUA are required to comply with the watering restrictions.
For those who live north of Route 70, they may water on odd numbered days.
For those who live south of Route 70, they may water on even numbered days.
Limited hours are also in effect on all assigned days. No one may water from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Evesham MUA has also announced the following additional annual restrictions:
- Vehicles may be washed on any day with a hand held hose with an automatic shut off nozzle.
- Lawns/shrubs can be watered with a sprinkler only on the odd/even schedule during the limited hours.
- Lawns/shrubs can be watered on any day with a hand held hose with an automatic shut off nozzle.
- Customers who are wasting water will be required to discontinue outside water usage regardless of the day.
- Washing of sidewalks/driveways is prohibited.
- New sod may be watered for 7 consecutive day from the date of installation, provided the Authority is notified on or before the 1st business day after installation. After that, customers must comply with the odd/even, limited hours schedule.
- All customers can water on the 31st day of any month. Customers must still comply with the limited hours schedule.
- Violators will be subjected to fines. To report a violation contact the Authority at (856) 983-1878.
In the event of a violation of any water use restriction imposed by the Authority, a maximum fine shall be imposed upon the user as follows:
- First violation in a calendar year: $50.
- Second violation in a calendar year: $100.
- Third and each subsequent violation in a calendar year: $500.
Also, as noted by the Evesham MUA, in the event of a state imposed drought emergency, the most stringent water restrictions apply. For up-to-date drought information, visit the official New Jersey drought information website at www.njdrought.org.