Water System Information
In an effort to promote WATER CONSERVATION in the Township of Barnegat, the Township Committee has adopted the following regulations for outdoor water use.
Beginning APRIL through SEPTEMBER *
Residences, houses or other structures with EVEN street numbers may irrigate on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday
Residences, houses or other structures with ODD street numbers may irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
ABSOLUTELY NO WATERING IS PERMITTED ON MONDAY
*WATERING IS PERMITTED EVERYDAY ONLY FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS AFTER SOD HAS BEEN INSTALLED
***NO OTHER EXCEPTIONS APPLY***
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this regulation shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for EACH incident.
AN AVERAGE LAWN SPRINKLER USES 2.5 GALLONS OF WATER PER MINUTE PER SPRINKLER HEAD**
**Example: 5 zones x 6 heads per zone x 20 minutes x 2.5 = 1,500 gallons
Where Does Your Water Come From?
The five principal coastal plain aquifers are the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, the Atlantic City 800 foot sand, the Wehanah-Mount Laurel aquifer, the Englishtown aquifer and the Potomac-Raritan Magothy aquifer system.
All but the Kirkwood-Cohansey are confined except where they crop or overlain by permeable surficial deposits. The aquifers are recharged directly by precipitation in outcrop areas, by vertical leakage through confining beds and by seepage from surface-water bodies.
More than 75 percent of the fresh water supply in the New Jersey Coastal Plain is ground water. In the coastal plain high-capacity production wells used for public supply commonly yield 500 to 1000 gallons per minute (gal/min) and many exceed 1,000 gal/min.
The source of Barnegat Township’s water is ground water. Our wells draw from the Atlantic City 800 foot sand aquifer and are capable of pumping 5.4 million gallons of water per day.