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  • Water is a nonrenewable resource, meaning that we have a finite amount to use again and again, which requires expensive processing and treating

  • New Jersey’s population density & growing demand for water causes stress on our water supply

  • Efficient water use will save money, help protect the environment and ensure future water supplies

  • Protecting and preserving our water supply is critical to our economic future and to human health and safety

  • Small changes can make a big difference

  • Efficient water use in non-drought times may prevent the need for water restrictions during dry, hot weather

  • Many water-efficient fixtures and appliances offer equivalent or superior performance to their water-intensive counterparts

View a video created by a Watershed Ambassador about why water is important, and what can be done to conserve!

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