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  • July 22, 2022

    Odd/Even Outdoor Water Restrictions


    Hot summer temperatures and a lack of significant rainfall in the past several weeks has resulted in a greater than normal demand for water.

    The Forest Lakes Water Company is instituting an odd-even water schedule for outdoor watering effective Saturday, July 23rd

    Homes having even house numbers shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd house numbers on odd days. Outdoor water usage shall include the watering of lawns, shrubs, ornamental plants, etc. as well as the washing of automobiles and trucks.

    Please do not leave sprinklers unattended or on overnight.


  • October 1, 2021

    Effective immediately, discontinue mandatory water boil alert. Please resume normal water activity and consumption.

  • September 29, 2021

    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: This message is from the Forest Lakes Water Company. Due to an EMERGENCY in the water system, there is a mandatory boil water alert for the Forest Lakes Community until further notice. Please bring tap water to a rolling boil for 5 minutes and allow to cool before consumption, drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit and for brushing your teeth. This boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

    Please contact 973-786-6600 with any questions that you may have, thank you.

  • July 23, 2020

    Our daily water usage is continuing to exceed the pumping capacity of our water system and reducing our reserve storage.  In order to ensure the uninterrupted supply of water to all of our consumers, the following outdoor water use restrictions are currently in effect:

    • No watering of lawns
    • No washing of vehicles or household items
    • No rinsing or power washing of driveways or walkways

    Watering of gardens is allowable using a handheld device.
    Some other reminders to save water inside your home:

    1. Wash only full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher.
    2. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave.
    3. Be sure faucets are completely turned off when not in use; repair leaks in faucets and toilets.

    Thank you for your cooperation,
    Forest Lakes Water Company
    Board of Trustees

  • July 6, 2020
    With the hot summer months upon us, it is important that we all do our part to conserve our precious water supply.    Please consider the following water saving tips to help ensure there is adequate water for everyone in our community.

    Outdoor watering uses significant quantities of water during the summer months. Lawns only require 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week (even during the hottest summer months).  Whether you water with a hose or an irrigation system, a deep watering, less frequently is ideal.  It is recommended that you water the lawn no more than 2 to 3 times per week.  Of course, if it rains, you can skip a watering.  Very early morning watering is ideal (between 4:00 – 9:00 a.m.).

    Some other reminders to save water inside your home:
    1.  Wash only full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher; when you replace your appliances, choose more water-efficient models.
    2.  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave.
    3.  Be sure faucets are completely turned off when not in use; repair leaks in faucets and toilets.

    Thank you for your support
    Forest Lakes Water Company Board of Trustees

  • April 9, 2020

    The Forest Lakes Water Company Annual meeting and election scheduled to May 4, 2020 has been rescheduled to Monday, August 3, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse (more details to follow).

  • March 31, 2020

    The Forest Lakes Water Company office will be open but not for face-to-face contact.  If you have any questions, please contact or leave a message on the office phone at 973-786-6600.

  • 2017 October Alert
  • September 29, 2017

    Weather permitting, during the first two weeks of October, the water company will be flushing the hydrants throughout the system. During this work you may experience lower pressure or some air in your water which can turn the water a little white. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 973-786-6600 or email us at

  • December 13, 2016

    Due to an EMERGENCY IN THE WATER SYSTEM, residents on Crows Nest Rd. and Sleepy Hollow Rd. from no. 52 to 62 will be without water from 8:30 a.m. until the repairs are complete (approximately 4 – 5 hours).  We apologize for any inconvenience and urge you  to put some water aside for use during this period.

  • December 2, 2016


    Below is some useful information and resources to help save water in our community:
    •  6 Simple Steps to Conserve Water
    •  FREE Toilet leak detection tablets are available (while supplies last)

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance. It’s very important that all residents are aware of the potential water conditions we may be facing.

  • July 25, 2016

    Drought watch issued for most of Northern New Jersey DEP urges voluntary water-use reductions as dry conditions persist
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  • June 27, 2016

    At 8:15 p.m., a resident of Forest Lakes Dr. called advise us that they did not have any water.  Our repair person was called and responded immediately. He ascertained that fuses on JCP&L’s line were blown and called to advise them of the problem.

    He started the generator and all residents had water within 45 minutes.  JCP&L repaired the problem at approximately 12:30 a.m.

  • May 2, 2016

    Please join us at 8 PM for our Annual Meeting.

  • February 19, 2016

    A revised Water Main Break Guidance document is available.

  • January 1, 2015

    Happy New Year!

  • Water Testing

    Water testing is done on or about the first Tuesday of every month.

  • Hydrant Flushing

    Weather permitting we will be flushing hydrants the week of October 26, 2015. You may experience fluctuations during the hydrant flushing.

  • Excess Air in the System

    There is excess air in the system and we’ve opened a hydrant on 20 Crescent Drive North to expel the excess air. No problem.

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    The Board of Trustees meet at 8 AM @ the Clubhouse. For more details: (973) 786-6600.

  • Consent Order for generator installation terminated

    Administrative Consent Order for generator installation terminated from NJ DEP for complete compliance.

  • Auxiliary Power Generator Installation completed

    Installation of generators completed for auxiliary power at booster station on Forest Lakes Drive and wells.