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New Jersey Asks Residents to Reduce Water Use After Heat Spell

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy administration is asking residents of New Jersey to conserve water. 

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy administration is asking residents of New Jersey to conserve water. 

Photographer: Noah K. Murray/AP Photo

Governor Phil Murphy’s administration asked New Jerseyans to use less water amid a heat spell and scarce statewide rainfall. 

Some parts of New Jersey, including Newark, the state’s most populous city, had recorded five straight days of temperatures 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher through Sunday. For the past 90 days, rainfall is 11% to 25% below normal in most of the state’s south and north, according to the National Weather Service.