Please note that Christmas Tree and vegetative waste pickup will take place on Thursday January 5th and Thursday January 12th. Trees can be set out loose but all other vegetative waste must be in a can or paper bags.
As Swedesboro is among municipalities currently experiencing ‘Drought Watch’ conditions, we are sharing the following information on water conversation with the residents and businesses so we may all do our part to help.
In October, NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin signed an Administrative Order declaring a drought warning in 14 counties, with drought watch in effect in several others, including Gloucester County.
This designation enables DEP to more closely manage reservoir systems by directing water transfers among systems, controlling releases from reservoirs, and modifying the rate of flow in streams and rivers in order to balance ecological protection and needs of water suppliers.
The goal of the drought warning is to preserve and balance available water supplies in an effort to avert more serious water shortages in the future. The warning also reinforces the need for residents and businesses in impacted counties to conserve water.
“The situation in our reservoir systems is becoming more critical, with some systems dropping to half their capacity or less,” Commissioner Martin said. “Without knowing how much precipitation we are going to get over the fall and winter to replenish our water sources, it is vital that every resident and business step up efforts to voluntarily reduce water use in the hopes of averting a water emergency and mandatory restrictions.”
Here are a few additional tips to save water:
- Don’t let the faucet run while brushing, shaving or washing the dishes.
- Run your washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
- Install water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators.
- Fix leaky faucets.
- Don’t wash your car at home – a car wash uses less water and recycles it, too.
- With the end of the growing season, be sure to turn off automatic lawn and garden sprinkler systems.
For more information on ways to conserve water, visit www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htm.
The online booklet “Blue Guide for Water Conservation” can be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/delawareestuary/pdf/blue-guide.pdf .
For further information and current conditions, visit the New Jersey drought information site at http://njdrought.org/ .
Please see information below regarding the railroad crossing rehabilitation and detour on Aurburn Avenue and Bridgeport Avenue between August 8th and 12th (weather permitting). The intersection of Auburn Avenue and Bridgeport Avenue will be closed during that time as the existing railroad crossing will be removed and a new concrete railroad crossing will be installed with new asphalt. Traffic will be detoured between Kings Highway and Auburn Avenue by way of Mechanic Street.
FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NJDOT)
PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS INFORMATION TO THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS/PERSONS YOU DEEM NECESSARY.
THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. SINCE THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLIC DISSEMINATION OR RELEASE TO THE NEWS MEDIA.
ALL WORK IN THIS NOTICE IS WEATHER DEPENDENT.
A Traffic Impact Notice is attached.
(Railroad Safety Project) 14 Day Notice: Railroad Crossing Rehabilitation
Nature of Work: The Railroad Crossing on Bridgeport Avenue will be closed from Monday August 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM until Friday August 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Route/Direction/MP: Bridgeport Avenue
Municipality/County: Borough of Swedesboro / Gloucester County
Anticipated Traffic Impacts: The Road will be closed and detoured at the Railroad Crossing.
Description of Detour: Traffic will use Auburn Avenue, Mechanic Street and Kings Highway.
Proposed Start Date of Detour: Monday August 8, 2016
Any other comments: The existing Railroad Crossing will be removed and a new concrete railroad crossing will be installed with new asphalt approached. The detour will be coordinated with the local police.
If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Nance, Regional Manager, NJDOT-Community and Constituent Relations at (609) 530-2110.