DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
TO ALL CITIZENS BUSINESSES, DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS AND OFFICES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH STATE OF NEW JERSEY
WHEREAS, PURSUANT TO THE POWERS VESTED IN ME BY CHAPTER 251 OF THE LAWS OF 1942, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, NJSA APP A:9-30 ET SEQ; NJSA 40:48-1(6) AND ordinance PURSUANT THERETO; NJSA 2C:33-1 ET SEQ; AND ALL SECTIONS AND SUBSECTIONS, I HAVE DECLARED THAT A COUNTY-WIDE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH,
WHEREAS, THE AFORESAID LAWS AUTHORIZE THE PROMULGATION OF SUCH ORDERS, RULES AND REGULATIONS AS ARE NECESSARY TO MEET THE VARIOUS PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE OR MAY BE PRESENTED BY SUCH EMERGENCY, AND,
WHEREAS, BY REASON OF THE SERIOUS CONDITIONS WHICH PRESENTLY EXIST WITHIN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH WHICH MAY AFFECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND OR WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE, AND
WHEREAS, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN MONMOUTH COUNTY. THIS ACTION IS A RESULT OF DAMAGES THAT OCCURRED TODAY, JUNE 29, 2012 TO THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT THE NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER SUPPLY SWIMMING RIVER PLANT IN MIDDLETOWN, MONMOUTH COUNTY. NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER HAS BEGUN PIPELINE REPAIRS, BUT HAS DETERMINED THAT CONSERVATION EFFORTS WILL HELP US MAINTAIN ADEQUATE PRESSURE DURING THE REPAIR PERIOD
AND FURTHER, THAT CERTAIN MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO INSURE ORDER AND TO PROTECT THE PERSONS AND PROPERTY AFFECTED BY SAID CONDITIONS AND INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN BY NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER CUSTOMERS;
• Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;
• Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
• Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in diluted bleach (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle.
• Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;
• Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
• Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;
• Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT,
A. The mandatory restrictions include the following:
No watering of existing lawns shrubs, trees, and gardens
No use of water for non-essential reasons
Washing of cars is prohibited except at commercial car washing facilities that employ the use recycled water.
B. Other necessary orders
These mandatory restrictions will be in place until further notice. It is important to note that the restrictions may remain in place until necessary repairs are made to the distribution system and it is deemed that all public safety operations can be maintained.
NOW THEREFORE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AFORESAID LAWS, I DO HEREBY PROMULGATE AND DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE CITED APPLICABLE REGULATIONS SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH AND ITS MUNICIPALITIES.
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Emergency Management Coordinator Date Time
Michael E. Oppegaard
John P. Curley Director
Monmouth county Board of Chosen freeholder
Robert F. Walsh, Mayor
William Gotto, Deputy Mayor
Robert Nicastro, Councilman
Juan A. Malave, Councilman
Pauline Smith, Councilwoman