The water emergency caused by “a major infrastructure failure” at the New Jersey American Water Company’s Swimming River water treatment plant in Middletown will last until at least Sunday evening, according to an announcement on the Borough of Rumson’s website.
All Monmouth County residents are advised to refrain from non-essential use of water and to boil water before consumption. Outdoor water use is banned until the state of emergency is lifted.
Governor Chris Christie and Cabinet Officials will be holding a press conference this afternoon, 1:45, at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area, Oceanport to update the public on the water main break situation. MMM will be there.