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Ridgewood Water Primed To Receive 5 Million Gallons Per Day From Outside Sources

>In response to repeated questions from taxpayers concerning a “blended” water supply system, Ridgewood Water’s Frank J. Moritz briefed the Village Council and gathered members of the public last night on his organization’s plans to ensure an adequate long-term supply of water for all subscribers in its service area. Accompanying Mr. Moritz at the podium was William G. Mowell, the utility’s Senior Operating Engineer.

Moritz confidently and clearly outlined the Ridgewood Water operating system, which is currently capable of supplying artesian well water at the rate of 18 million gallons per day to subscribers in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park, and Wyckoff. In addition to its 18 million gallon per day supply capability, the system has a storage capacity of 14 million gallons. Unfortunately, daily demand could reach 27 million gallons during peak lawn irrigation months in the summer, creating a situation in which water supplies might be exhausted if daily usage remained high for several days in a row. Winter demand averages only 7 million gallons daily; wells can be shut down in the winter to “rest” said Moritz.

Despite its subscriber base preference for pure artesian well water, Moritz explained that Ridgewood Water is no longer capable of meeting year round demand through exclusive use of its own system. Thus, interconnections have been established with both United Water and the Borough of Hawthorne’s water supply systems. These interconnections are capable of supplying a combined total of up to 5 million gallons per day, if needed.

Our contract with United Water calls for purchasing a minimum of 550K gallons per day via a connection located in Wyckoff. Therefore, surface water will be flowing into Ridgewood Water’s system year round. Mr. Moritz did not clarify whether any of this particular surface water would make its way to Ridgewood. However, he did reveal that one of the interconnection points with United Water is located on Hampshire Road in Ridgewood. This connection is capable of bringing in 1 million gallons per day.

The Fly wonders if United Water cares where we bring the 500K gallons into our system daily. Could surface water be coming into Ridgewood daily, even though Village Council members would like us to believe its all going to subscribers in Wyckoff?

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13 thoughts on “Ridgewood Water Primed To Receive 5 Million Gallons Per Day From Outside Sources

  1. >we are all gonna die

    1. Rldgewood Water is not drinkable as per information on the Ridgewood Water 2022 first quarter update, so what are we paying for?

      What does the water do to your skin, children’s and babies skin.
      Are we the new Detroitt?

  2. >Why are we bringing in surface water now? Our wells can pump 18 mil per day and winter demand is only 7mil g/day. I can begrudgingly see water being added in the summer months when we come close to exceeding capacity but only then. Something is NOT being told here.

  3. >We are bringing in surface water now because United Water insisted upon a year-round contract with a 550K gallon per day minimum purchase. So, at least 1/2 million gallons of surface water will be brought into the system 365 days per year.

  4. >We all should have objected loudly to surface water being introduced to the Ridgewood Water Company system.

    The quality of the water delivered by the Ridgewood Water Company to any of it’s clients in any location is important. Please stop any discussion of sticking the surface water to the Wyckoff customers while keeping the good water for us Ridgewood customers.

    I would rather my grass die in the summer than have my tap water come from United Water.

  5. >This is only the beginning of the entire dismantling of the Ridgewood Water Company. Our Village govenment is becoming just like the rest of the State – inept. Maybe they’ll want to monetize it next.

  6. >IN 10 YEARS UNITED WATER WILL OWN THE RIDGEWOOD WATER DEPT.AND YES THIS IS THE START.UNITED WATER SUCKS.I KNOW I HAVE IT IN MY HOME.THEY ARE A BAD COMPANY .AND THEY WILL GET PUT THARE OWN WORKERS IN THE JOB.AND THATS TRUE AND YES SOME ONE WIL AND IS GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY.AND WE AL KNOW WHO IT IS.

  7. >Telling me that UW insisted on a daily purchase is pure hogwash. UW is selling a product. We could have purchased on our terms or their terms. Or, are our terms their terms? An inadequate explanation at best.

    Unfortunately, the bottled water crowd doesn’t know or care where the water in their taps comes from. Buyer Beware – the water the restaurants cook with will be from UW. There WILL be a difference in the taste of your meals from now on.

  8. >well well.how come know one is talking about this.i gess it might be some thing that is true.or not.

  9. >give the water to the stuck ups up in wycoff.the hell with them and keep the good water in town it is ridgewoods water.they are the ones that are allways crying about something.

  10. >One of the main reasons we moved here and not to a less expensive town was because of the water. The town we came from had surface water reminicent of a swimming pool, undrinkable – even the dog didn’t like it. What a treat to drink the artesian well water here. Is there anyone we can write to to stop the “blend” that will listen? If our dog could speak, he would tell them Please don’t mess with a good thing.

  11. >do like pool water.i hope so.

  12. >whats up with this .I been around its sure smells like the start of some kind of deal in the works for down the road like may be5 to 10 years.

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