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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