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Dear nattering nabobs of negativism,
Recently you received in the mail our Consumer Confidence Report. We would like to have an opportunity to explain this report to you as well as to answer any of your questions regarding Ridgewood Water.

We have scheduled two forums – Wednesday July 27 at 9:00 A.M. in the Courtroom at Village Hall and Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 P.M. in the Youth Center at Village Hall.  We have sent mailers to each household announcing these forums but I thought that it would also be fitting to send an e-notice.

Space is limited so please register by contacting Donna Omelianuk at 201-670-5500 ext 271 or by email at domelianuk@ridgewoodnj.net.  We will also be videotaping a session and will subsequently have it available on our website.

I would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on our collective water conservation efforts.  In terms of usage, we have seen a significant drop on days we are not allowed to water to about 10 million gallons.  Just for your information, water usage in months where we are not watering our lawns averages about 5 million gallons; this dramatically increases to about 15 million gallons per day in lawn watering season.  If we can continue to keep this usage lower, we should be able to sustain Stage 2 for the remainder of the season unless we have continual hot/dry weather or a mechanical failure.

I want to thank each of you who have taken this seriously.  We continue on heightened enforcement but I am really happy to see so many of our friends and neighbors doing their part for our community.

Best,

Roberta Sonenfeld
Village Manager
201-670-5500, ext. 203

P.S. There is a heat advisory in effect for today from noon to 7 P.M. with the heat index reaching 100 degrees.  The forecast is for hot weather to continue throughout the weekend. Please look out for yourself and your neighbors.  Please make sure your vehicles are locked so that children cannot climb in on their own.  Please note that Bergen County has opened cooling centers with the closest being at NW Bergen Senior Center at 46 Center Street Midland Park (201-445-5690).  Also remember that our library is available seven days per week (201-670-5600).