Emergency Water Restrictions

June 17, 2022

CITY OF SALEM PUBLIC NOTICE OF RESTRICTIONS

Effective June 17, 2022 until further notice.

Pursuant to City Code Section 230-55, the City Public Works Committee has determined that a local water emergency exists and has proceeded with an application to NJDEP Tor emergency approval to use Well No.9. Until such time as the City of Salem receives all necessary permits and approvals for Well 9, the Committee has recommended that the Mayor impose the following water restrictions:

  • Nonessential outdoor water use is limited to odd-even days. Residents of properties with odd numbered addresses shall refrain from nonessential outdoor water use on even numbered days. Residents of properties with even numbered addresses shall refrain from nonessential outdoor water use on odd numbered days.

Nonessential outdoor water use is defined as the following: (i) irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or irrigation systems; (ii) washing of vehicles except in a commercial car wash; and (iii) washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways, except as necessary to apply surface treatments, such as paint, preservatives or cement. .

These restrictions shall be effective as of June 17, 2022 and shall continue until further notice.

Violation of these restrictions may result in the following penalties:

  • 1st Offense – reminder notice to home (documented)
  • 2nd Offense – written warning to home delivery by mail
  • 3rd Offense – $50.00 fine
  • 4th Offense – $100.00 fine (daily for each additional offense)

City of Salem
Jody Veler, Mayor
Dated 6-16-2022