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Water Resources During the Hot Summer Season

With the summer season upon us, the hotter and drier weather reminds us of the benefits our valuable water resources bring into our lives.  The water resources in the Delaware River Basin, which includes all of Pike County, sustain us year-round; however, summer activities tend to bring many of us closer to the water for fishing, boating, and other wonderful recreational opportunities.  Whether you are enjoying time on or near the water or simply using water at your home or business, we would like to remind everyone to use water efficiently.

The Delaware River Basin Commission Executive Director Steve Tambini reminds us, “Our basin’s water resources are supported through a magnificent blend of nature and engineering. While we often take our water supplies for granted, we are dependent on this vital resource for drinking water, recreation, power generation, aquatic habitats, commerce, industry, and so much more.”

We all need to do our part, not only now during the hot, summer months, but throughout the year. It is always good practice to think ahead, to consider the limits of our water resources, and to practice efficient water use.

For more information on the Delaware River Watershed visit: http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/basin/map/