New Jersey American Water LIFTS Mandatory Boil Water Advisory for 9 Towns in Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties
Conservation Request Also Lifted; Customers May Resume Usual Water Use
CAMDEN, N.J. – AUGUST 4, 2021 at 8:30p.m. – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued Monday to customers in the following towns:
- Green Brook
- South Plainfield
Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards from samples collected on Tuesday, August 3rd. The advisory was issued on Monday, August 2 as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, N.J.
Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking using these guidelines:
- Run all cold-water faucets in your home for 3-5 minutes at one time at the highest flow rate that you can without causing splashing or flooding of drains to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the water service main.
- To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.
- Run water softeners/cartridge filters through a regeneration cycle. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines specified in the owner’s manual.
- Run drinking water fountains for one minute at the highest flow rate possible.
- Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled (as applicable).
Additionally, as the system has fully recovered from the issue, customers in these communities and surrounding towns no longer need to conserve their non-essential water use and may resume using water as usual. New Jersey American Water thanks its customers for their patience and cooperation while crews worked quickly and safely to restore service to customers.
Because the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, the bottled water distribution locations will not be open on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
This update is also available on the company’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts, and on the company’s Facebook page and Twitter account, @njamwater. If customers have any questions, please call 800-272-1325. PWSID: NJ2004002.
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/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs