State of New Jersey
Executive Order #43

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 41 was issued on September 13, 1995, for the purpose of declaring a state of water emergency for a portion of Northeastern New Jersey impacted by unusually dry weather conditions and dwindling surface water supplies; and

WHEREAS, the prolonged precipitation deficit and rapidly declining storage in regional surface water supplies potentially threatened the health, safety and general welfare of the public; and

WHEREAS, the water management measures implemented by the State, coupled with the mandatory and voluntary water conservation efforts undertaken by New Jersey's residents and businesses, enabled us to preserve our available water supplies; and

WHEREAS, precipitation events produced above-normal rainfall in October, resulting in approximately 5.5 inches over the long-term average for the month; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection on October 25, 1995 issued Drought Emergency Administrative Order No. 1995-3, thereby lifting the mandatory water use restrictions and requesting voluntary water conservation;

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 ORDER and DIRECT:

1. A state of water emergency no longer exists in the State of New Jersey and Executive Order No. 41 which instituted a state of water emergency in all or portions of Bergen, Essex, Hudson,

Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties is hereby terminated.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 3rd day of November in the
Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ninety-Five, and
of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Nineteenth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Robert E. Fabricant
Assistant Counsel to the Governor