It has been hot which means that clean and fresh water are that much more of a hot commodity.

But with higher demands, officials at New Jersey American Water is working to ensure that there is enough water to get around.

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Are you looking to help with this issue? Then all you have to do is one simple thing.

Follow the new system that is being implemented for Monmouth & Ocean County residents.

Introducing the brand new Even & Odd outdoor watering system!

 “We hope that our Monmouth and Ocean County customers will voluntarily adopt odd/even watering practices as we continue through the summer,” Carmen Tierno, senior director of operations at New Jersey American Water, said. “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.”

Here is how it will work:

If the number of your household is an odd number, use outdoor water supplies on odd-numbered days of the month.

So on September 13th, some who lives at 23 Oak St. or 7 Maple Ave would be eligible.

If the number of your house is an even number, use outdoor water supplies on even-numbered days of the month.

So on August 20th, someone who lives at 6 Oak St. and 364 Maple Ave would be eligible.

On the days you are eligible to use water, please do so in the early morning or late afternoon to minimize evaporation.

You get it? The system really is quite simple and will help preserve our water supply.

I know it can be a bit of a pain but better have a system like this than run out of water. TRRRUST ME.

But just like every other system, this one has exceptions.

You can use water when it is not your day if:

1. You must water new sod or seeds that must be watered daily. (If you haven't planted them yet, please hold off until the Fall.)

2. Use private wells for irrigation

3. Commercial uses of outdoor water. For example, for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields and car washes

4. Washing of athletic fields

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