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Ratepayers Complying with Water Restrictions, Gabbert Says

Tank levels have risen to 76 percent capacity after Ridgewood Water declared water restrictions last week, according to Ridgewood Village Manager Ken Gabbert.

Rate payers under Ridgewood Water's umbrella are largely complying with the , Ridgewood Village Manager Ken Gabbert reported to the village council Wednesday night.

According to Gabbert, as of Wednesday tank capacity was at 76 percent despite a drought that has .

Citing a need to restore tank levels that had precipitously dwindled to 55 percent, Gabbert declared Stage II restrictions last Tuesday. The declaration stipulates that irrigations is prohibited on Mondays and residents must follow an odd-even scheduled for watering during the remainder of the week.

Frank Moritz, Director of Ridgewood Water, said last week that it's should a large fire need to be fought.

The utility, which serves Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff and Midland Park, is seeking a new water source and plans on constructing a 180-foot water tower in Wyckoff.

It's not clear when water restrictions will be lifted.

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Boyd A. Loving July 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM
What phone number should residents call to report violations of the watering restrictions?
jp1 July 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM
CPA if you do not report them then o not complain.
Warren Gordon July 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Have a neighbor with a newly sodded lawn who feels that this justifies their twice a day watering to include Monday. And this is on a busy street during day light hours so it should be easily seen by authorities, but apparently not as it is still ongoing.
Warren Gordon July 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Who is CPA and what is their phone number please?
Bob K. July 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM
There's going to be a calendar anomoly next weekend that will upset a lot of even-numbered home owners. It's a four-day period where even-numbered homeowners will not be permitted to water. Look: Sat 7/28, okay to water. Sun 7/29, no watering because it's an odd day. Mon 7/30, no watering because it's a Monday. Tue 7/31, no watering because it's an odd day. Wed 8/1, no watering because it's an odd day. After watering on Saturday, the next day even numbered home owners can water is Thursday. Ridgewood water will not address the problem.

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