State of New Jersey
Executive Order #100

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order revises EO #98 Whitman.

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 98 was issued on August 5, 1999, for the purpose of declaring a state of water emergency for the State of New Jersey due to unusually hot, dry weather conditions and significantly depleted surface and ground water levels, including unprecedented low stream flows across the State; and

WHEREAS, a year-long precipitation deficit coupled with an extended period of above-average temperatures during July and August, dramatically increased water use demands and exacerbated the drain on available water supplies; and

WHEREAS, coordinated water management measures exercised by water suppliers, municipalities, counties and the State, including water conservation efforts and voluntary and mandatory water use restrictions, effectively curtailed water use demands and has allowed us to preserve available supplies; and

WHEREAS, substantial rainfall events across much of southern New Jersey has moderated the breadth of the precipitation shortfall in that region; and

WHEREAS, despite overwhelming cooperation by New Jersey residents and businesses to conserve water, the remainder of the State continues to experience a significant long-term precipitation deficit, compounded by below-normal surface and groundwater supplies serving much of the central and northern regions of New Jersey;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby DECLARE, ORDER and DIRECT, as follows:

1. The state of water emergency declared in Executive Order No. 98 no longer exists in the Counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem.

2. The state of water emergency declared in Executive Order No. 98 continues in the Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. The provisions of Executive Order No. 98 continue in effect for these counties.

3. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 14th day of September in the
Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine,
and of the Independence of the
United States, the Two Hundred
and Twenty-Fourth.

/s/Christine Todd Whitman



/s/ Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor