New Jersey American Water is reporting that water pressure has now been fully restored to customers impacted by a 36-inch main break on Friday, June 30 in Somerville and water quality sampling was completed Sunday evening.
‘Yesterday evening the system was fully pressurized and our teams were able to complete the required water quality sampling,’ said Carmen Tierno, Senior Director of Central Operations, New Jersey American Water. ‘Assuming those samples show that water meets quality standards, we anticipate being able to lift the boil water advisory this evening, and at that time we will also lift the conservation notice.’
The mandatory boil water advisory was issued on June 30 for customers residing in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Raritan Borough and Somerville (Raritan System PWSID: NJ2004002) will remain in effect until bacteriological samples taken show that water meets drinking water standards. This testing process takes at least an additional 24 hours or more from when the system is fully pressurized. Customers should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until they are notified that the water quality is satisfactory. Para obetener informacion sobre el requerimiento de hervir el agua antes de consumirse; visite newjerseyamwater.com, presione Espanol y seleccione ‘Noticias’ bajo la seccion de ‘Noticias y Comunidad’.
Additionally, residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset County are also still under a mandatory outdoor conservation notice to help preserve water supplies until the system is fully recovered. Residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset County should refrain from outdoor irrigation and other nonessential outdoor water use, such as washing cars and topping off swimming pools. Customers will be notified when this conservation notice is lifted through the company’s emergency notification system.
The next update will be will be provided in the evening on Monday, July 3, on the website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts, and on the company’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
New Jersey American Water appreciates its customers’ cooperation and patience as they work to resolve the issue and restore regular water service to them.
About New Jersey American Water
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people.
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