Manchester Township has issued an alert about a drop in water pressure and are asking residents near the eastern section area water tower past Lakehurst Borough to not use water for plants, lawns, pools or other non-essential purposes until at least Wednesday.

Residents are being asked to restrict water consumption to drinking and other necessities only until the issue is resolved.

Mayor Ken Palmer says the restrictions are due to a faulty gauge in the water storage tank but SUEZ crews are working to fix the issue.

"The water restrictions are due to a faulty gauge on our water storage tank. As a result, the tank was not filling with water. We have isolated the problem and working on fixing it," Palmer said. "Please know, when we refurbished the the elevated water tank, we constructed an inter-connect with Suez Water (Toms River). In case of emergency the interconnect will turn on and we will have water."

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