Drought Forces New Jersey to Impose Water Use Restrictions
Today's Star-Legder says that New Jersey issued "mandatory" water use restrictions to cope with a severe drought that has been developing across the state for the past several months. However, the article goes on to say that "The regulations are rife with exemptions, most notably for residents of Central Jersey and the northern coastal regions, where the drought conditions are less severe."
Loopholes in water use restrictions will make it more difficult to get people to comply with them. Either New Jersey should have regional water restrictions, or statewide restrictions that apply to all residential water users equally.