Boil water advisory lifted for 18 of 22 Monmouth towns

If you live in Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel, or Middletown, keep boiling your water before consumption.

New Jersey American Water Company, Monouth OEM and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have lifted the boil water advisory for:

Allenhurst Borough
• Deal Borough
• Eatontown Borough
• Fair Haven Borough
• Lake Como Borough
• Little Silver Borough
• Loch Arbor Village
• Long Branch City
• Monmouth Beach Borough
• Neptune Township
• Ocean Township
• Oceanport Borough
• Rumson Borough
• Sea Bright Borough
• Shrewsbury Borough
• Shrewsbury Township
• Tinton Falls Borough
• West Long Branch Borough

Bottled water will continue to be distributed to residents of Aberdeen, Highlands Holmdel and Middletown at Middletown High School North, 63 Tindal Road, Middletown, from the hours of 8am-7pm.  Residents are also encouraged to bring there own water jugs for filling at this location.

Residents of the towns where the boil water advisory has been lifted should run all cold water faucets for one minute at a time at the highest flow possible without causing splashing or flooding of drains.  Flush all automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.  Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.  Run drinking water fountains at the highest flow possible for one minute.

The outdoor water usage ban remains in effect in all 22 towns affected by the NJAWC infrastructure failure.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey American Water | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Boil water advisory lifted for 18 of 22 Monmouth towns”

  1. James Hogan said at 8:23 pm on July 2nd, 2012:

    Any idea if and when AW will be refunding the county/local governments for the OT cost of the police/sheriff’s officers who seemed to be all around the so called water distribution sites? What were the police doing there anyhow? I even saw a K9 unit in Oceanport… I guess sniffing for any Ecstasy drugs that might have lead people to seek out water? Are we Americans really so uncivilized that we can’t be expected to collect water from a private enterprise without being observed and monitored by the local police force? Or have we as a majority become so accustomed and dependent on the government and local police for the most basic of needs in life, water, that we just can’t imagine any other, better, way than to have the police men with their little handguns stand around while we get… water? The whole situation is just another amazing example of the terrible dependence most people have on the government.

    Anyhow, hope some folks got their free water and whatever and feel better knowing that if you can’t even provide yourselves with …water…the gov’t and police will be there to ration a share for you!