New Jersey American Water LIFTS Mandatory Boil Water Advisory for the Borough of Watchung and Warren Township
Customers may resume regular water use
CAMDEN, N.J. – AUGUST 5, 2022 – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory for customers within the following communities:
- Borough of Watchung
- Warren Township
Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system meet all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on August 3, as a precautionary measure due to a loss of water pressure from a main break along Carrar Drive between Mountain Boulevard and Glen Eagle Drive in Watchung.
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).
New Jersey American Water thanks its customers for their patience and cooperation while crews worked quickly and safely to restore service to customers.
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. 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 (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com.Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs