You’ll need to think twice about watering your lawn now. New Jersey is asking people in Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties to cut back on their water use as our dry summer drags on. The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch for our county and the others, which relies on voluntary conservation. It is one step shy of a drought warning, under which water usage would be formally restricted. NewJerseyNewsroom.com, our state news partner, has the full story here.