New Jersey American Water Requests Odd/Even Watering in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Customers Asked to Begin Conserving Water Now to Avoid Possible Summer Restriction Later

In preparation for the summer season and as lawn irrigation systems are turned on, New Jersey American Water is asking its Monmouth and Ocean County customers to use an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering to potentially avoid more stringent summertime restrictions of water usage.   

“We hope that our Monmouth and Ocean County customers will voluntarily adopt odd/even watering as they have their lawn irrigation systems turned on,” said Carmen Tierno, senior director of operations at New Jersey American Water. “Practicing odd/even watering now will help us manage a finite supply of water, yet our customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens.”

Odd/even guidelines are:

  • Outdoor water use on odd-numbered days of the month if your street address is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.)
  • Outdoor water use on even-numbered days of the month if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.)
  • Water early or late in the day to minimize evaporation

Exceptions are:

  • Watering of new sod or seed if daily watering is required (Note: it is recommended that any planting of new sod or seed that has not already taken place be delayed until the fall)
  • Use of private wells for irrigation
  • Commercial uses of outdoor water, such as for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields, and car washes
  • Watering of athletic fields

Additional tips and information on wise water use are available on New Jersey American Water’s website at under Water Information.

Location: Monmouth & Ocean Counties
Issued: 6/10/2020
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 10/1/2020
Expires: 12:00 PM
Contact Name: Customer Service Center
Contact Phone: 1-800-272-1325
Posted in: Conservation