New Jersey American Water Lifts Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for Customers in Central Region

36-inch main break in Somerville is repaired and normal water usage may resume

Camden, N.J. – July 2, 2021 – New Jersey American Water is lifting the mandatory water conservation order that was issued on June 29 to customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system. This included parts of Belle Mead, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cranbury, Far Hills, Flemington, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Manville, Montgomery, Peapack, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton, Raritan Borough, Raritan Township, Readington, Somerville, Tewksbury, Three Bridges, West Windsor, Whitehouse, Whitehouse Station, Bedminster and Bernards Township.

Customers were asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water worked to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville, N.J. The main has been repaired and normal water usage may resume.

“We want to thank our customers for their cooperation in refraining from non-essential outdoor use during this issue and encourage them to continue to use water wisely throughout the summer,” said Andy Lewis, Senior Director of Central Operations.

Additional tips and information on wise water use are available on New Jersey American Water’s website at under Water Information.

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 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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