Saturday, June 1, 2013
Under Stage I restrictions, odd-numbered properties can use sprinklers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; even-numbered properties can irrigate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
The calendar has turned to June, so naturally water restrictions have automatically triggered in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park and Wyckoff. Ridgewood Water's Stage I restrictions went into effect Saturday, June 1, and recent legislation changes who can water when. Basically, if your address is an odd number you can use sprinklers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Even-numbered properties can irrigate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Only handheld hoses can be used on Mondays. The restrictions will be in effect through Aug. 31, though if a drought occurs a range of further restrictions will be instituted, including a possible ban on sprinkler usage. Check out this article for more or the attached PFD.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Residents will be allowed to water their lawn based on the day of the week, not odd-even dates of the month.
The Ridgewood council voted last Wednesday to simplify the watering schedule residents must abide by – and it means no sprinklers on certain days of the week. The previous regulations for declared stages I-III generally matched odd-even dates with corresponding property numbers to determine which homeowners could water lawns per day during summer months. For instance, those with odd-numbered addresses could irrigate on Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 5, with even-numbered properties allowed to water on Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 6. It was problematic for many Ridgewood Water customers in Midland Park, Wyckoff, Glen Rock and Ridgewood, according to village officials. For instance, if July 30 fell on a Monday, even-numbered property owners were not permitted…
Friday, April 12, 2013
New ordinance would permit/restrict residents from watering lawns based on the day of the week, not the date of the month.
The Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that aims to simplify which Ridgewood Water customers can use lawn sprinklers during periods of water restrictions. The current regulations for stages I-III generally match odd-even dates with corresponding property numbers to determine which homeowners can water lawns during summer months. In other words, those with odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 5, with even-numbered properties allowed to water on Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 6. There are also restrictions on watering on Mondays when Stage II was declared. For many, it's become problematic. If July 30 falls on a Monday, even-numbered property owners are not permitted to use sprinklers from Sunday, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
William Mowell, the assistant executive director of East Orange's water utility, was indicted along with the utility's executive director on Wednesday. Ridgewood Water contends Mowell could not have manipulated the Ridgewood Water supply during his tenure
A former Ridgewood Water engineer accused of manipulating the water supply in East Orange did not have the access to carry out the alleged deeds in Ridgewood, Ridgewood Water head Frank Moritz says. The assistant executive director of the East Orange Water Commission (EOWC), William Mowell, 51, of Wyckoff, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly conspiring with the utility's director to manipulate monthly water test results that found higher levels of contaminants in drinking water. The allegations stem from Nov. 2010 to April 2011. Mowell worked as the chief engineer at Ridgewood Water until he was laid off in July of 2010, according to employment records. Ridgewood Water serves Wyckoff, Midland Park, Glen Rock and Ridgewood. He could not …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The finding did not amount to a public danger, Ridgewood Water officials contend.
Lab samples taken over the summer revealed lead was in the Ridgewood Water supply, utility officials told the village council Wednesday. According to Dave Scheibner, the utility's business director, regular tests required by the New Jersey DEP found "an exceedance" in June. The discovery prompted a battery of public notices, including mailings to residents, healthcare and childcare facilities, as well as website posts. "It's not a danger to the public," Scheibner said. "Essentially the lead that is detected is picked up in household plumbing, it’s not in the source water. The very simple method of dealing with it is if the water has been inactive for a while, run the faucet for half a minute and everything is gone." Ridgewood Water …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Two-month ban on lawn watering on Mondays, alternate days ended Friday.
With the dog days of summer now behind us, Ridgewood Village Manager Ken Gabbert announced Friday that water restrictions have effectively been lifted. The Stage II restrictions were enacted July 10 following weeks of drought, dropping water tanks to dangerously low levels, Ridgewood Water officials said. The restrictions prohibited lawn irrigation on Mondays and limited homeowners to watering only on odd or even days, based on the property number. "The purpose of this initiative was to reasonably limit water usage on a daily basis so as to avoid the high peak usage surges encountered in previous years when irrigation bans were put into effect," Gabbert said in a news release Friday. The restrictions have been effective in conserving water…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Chronic violators will likely be receiving a letter letting them know Ridgewood Water is onto them, Director Frank Moritz said.
Resident compliance with Ridgewood Water restrictions has never been better than in summer of 2012, according to utility director Frank Moritz. Stage II restrictions for ratepayers in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff and Midland Park were declared July 10 after months of drought had depleted the tank levels to below 55 percent. 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. In a brief conversation on Wednesday, Moritz said he can't remember a year in which residents were more cooperative. Thanks to rain and a public largely adhering to the rules, water tanks are at about 80 percent capacity, Moritz said. A major step in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Declared two weeks ago, there's no indication Stage II water restrictions will be ending soon.
Ridgewood Water's tanks are rapidly replenishing with an infusion of much-needed rain in the past week, but don't expect water restrictions to be lifted any time soon. In a brief conversation outside Village Hall Monday afternoon, Ridgewood Water Director Frank Moritz said he expects moderate water restrictions to remain in place throughout the summer. Stage II water restrictions were declared two weeks ago, in the middle of a drought. The restrictions – which forbid irrigation on Mondays and stipulate an odd-even sprinkling rotation – soon could be tough on those with even-numbered properties. Due to the calendar change to August, watering for those with even-numbered homes will not be permitted on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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 water restrictions imposed last week, 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 yielded little water in recent weeks. 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 critical there remains enough water in the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Issue compounded by excessive water usage, according to a report on northjersey.com.
Ridgewood Water lost 514 million gallons of its water in 2011, according to a report published Sunday on northjersey.com. The utility, which serves Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff and Midland Park, lost 20 percent of the water it pumped and treated, according to statistics provided by the DEP. Some nearby providers also posted large losses – United Water lost 26 percent of its water, Oakland 28 percent, and Ho-Ho-Kus at 33 percent. The report noted leaks in antiquated piping systems as a psrticular challenge for water providers. A water main burst in Ridgewood Saturday afternoon. High water losses are also compounded by excessive water usage, the article contends. Ridgewood Water is facing fines from the DEP for exceeding its allocation …