Dwindling flow in the Metedeconk River prompts voluntary water conservation in Brick Township.

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A memo by Brick Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Chris Theodos points out that the Metedeconk is the township's primary water source, and that our long, hot, and mostly-dry spell is taking its toll on the waterway.

Among the recommendations:
* Refrain from lawn watering, washing cars, and power washing.
* Run your dishwasher and washing machine with full loads
* Check indoor and outdoor faucets and toilets, and hose connections, for leaks
* Take shorter showers and decrease faucet and shower water volume.

Find more water-conservation ideas on the Brick MUA web page and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) drought page.

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