Drought Warning Lifted; Save Water this Spring w/ Easy Tips & Free Leak Detecting Tablets!

By Admin3

As we head into spring and summer — the time of year when water demand peaks — residents and businesses are encouraged to conserve water.

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Leaks due to worn toilet flappers can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day. For help finding toilet leaks…

Stop by the Public Works & Water Department counter, Town Hall 2nd floor, to pick up your free Toilet Leak Detecting Tablets! 

To check for toilet leaks, put a tablet into the tank, wait 15 minutes, and then see if color appears in the bowl.

Be sure to flush after using the dye to avoid staining the toilet.



The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has lifted its Drought Warning for Livingston. Issued in October 2016, the Drought Warning designation enabled the DEP to more closely manage reservoir systems.

Several months of adequate rainfall have resulted in more normalized water supply conditions.

However, voluntary conservation efforts can help us avoid future drought situations.Every Drop Counts

Save water and money with these easy tips:

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth and shaving.
  • Run your washing machine or dishwasher only when full.
  • Install water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators.
  • Fix leaky pipes and faucets.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Don’t over-water your lawns and landscaping.

Reminder: 3-day-per-week lawn watering restrictions are in effect year round. View Township Code Section 316-20 here.

Even-number addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Odd-number addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Locations without an address may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.  During those three days of the week on which each home of property is allowed to water lawns, watering of lawns is permitted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., for a maximum of 30 minutes per day per section. Those with automatic “smart” controllers may water between 12:00 midnight and 9:00 a.m. on their three days of the week.

Watering during the heat of the day wastes both water and money, since most of the water will simply evaporate.

For more ways to conserve water, visit: NJDEP Water Supply Information or Livingston Water Department.