United Water Urges Conservation in Rahway

Limited Rainfall Prompts Request For Reduced Water Usage
September 3, 2014

RAHWAY, NJ – United Water is urging customers in The City of Rahway to voluntarily conserve water due to the water levels in the Rahway River, the city’s source waterway.

“The lack of significant rainfall in the area has left the Rahway River water levels below normal,” said Ron Wund, Project Manager for United Water in Rahway. “United Water operates under strict river flow requirements set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and is committed to ensuring a safe and consistent water supply to the residents of Rahway.”

United Water is asking customers to follow a few guidelines to help reduce water usage inside and outside the home. Conservation efforts that can be practiced around the home include:

  • Temporarily discontinuing lawn irrigation systems
  • Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, and filling a glass of water for rinsing
  • Using a partially filled sink to rinse your razor while shaving
  • Taking shorter showers, or, installing water saving showerheads
  • Taking a shallow bath instead of a shower
  • Running the washing machine and the dishwasher only with full loads
  • Washing fruits and vegetables in a basin. Using a vegetable brush to remove dirt

“Although there are no mandatory restrictions in place at this time, we have to prepare for all contingencies including continued high temperatures and no significant rainfall in our future,” said Wund. “Simple conservation measures by our residents will allow us to preserve our water supply and  help reduce the potential for mandatory restrictions.”

 About United Water

United Water Environmental Services Inc. (“United Water”) is the contract operator for the water system in the city of Rahway, NJ. United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to over 5.3 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 16 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 84 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.