New Jersey’s coronavirus outbreak capacity limits for restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, personal care services and amusement venues increase to 50% beginning Friday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 19th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey American Water Company | Comments Off on N.J. restaurant, casino, spa, gym, amusement indoor capacities increase to 50% today
Making sense of the variety of tests being put into service to help stem the coronavirus pandemic and save lives
By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight
Like leaders in other states hard-hit by the novel coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy has repeatedly stressed that New Jersey’s public health and economic revival must be rooted in widespread, rapid-result testing of residents.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 30th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey American Water Company, NJSpotlight, testing | Comments Off on Explainer: COVID-19 Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three…
But health commissioner says hospitals will be able to handle coming spike in demand for critical care
New Jersey hasn’t yet been able to model an anticipated surge in demand for hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients because it doesn’t have data on the effects of social distancing, but there are signs that hospitals will be able to cope, according to the state’s Commissioner of Health, Judith Persichilli.
The state’s health officials have been using CHIME, a tool for COVID-19 hospital capacity planning, which Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania issued in mid-March. The tool, which has been made available to health care providers in 150 countries via open-source software, allows users to input data including the percentage of infected patients who have been hospitalized; the number of patients currently hospitalized, and the population a hospital system serves.
The resulting model also relies on the degree to which social distancing has reduced social contact, and that data wasn’t yet available, Persichilli said at Gov. Phil Murphy’s Friday briefing on the pandemic.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Hospital surge, Modeling data, New Jersey American Water Company, social distancing | Comments Off on Missing Social-Distancing Data Delays Modeling for COVID-19 Hospital Surge
Route 35 in Middletown between Applefarm Road and Woodland Dr will have lane closures for 6-8 hours today due to a water main break, according to an announcement from the Middletown Police Department.
The Applefarm development is without water.
New Jersey American Water Company is expected to restore water service to the area residents within two hours, but the day appears to be shot for businesses on the highway.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area. Call the Middletown PD Traffic Division, 732-615-2045 with any concerns.Posted: May 22nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Applefarm Road, Middletown, Middletown water main break, New Jersey American Water Company, Route 35, Woodland Dr | Comments Off on Traffic nightmare in Middletown today
A water main break on Oceanport Ave at the County Bridge S-25 has caused an emergency closure between Silverside Ave in Little Silver and Main St. in Oceanport, according to a statement released by the Monmouth County Department of Tourism and Public Information.
Tricia Ring Wadja of the Information Office told MMM that the bridge will reopen today at 2PM and will be open with an alternate lane traffic feed tomorrow, February 4.
New Jersey American Water Company is performing the emergency repair work, which is expected to be completed tomorrow afternoon.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County, Oceanport | Tags: Freeholder Tom Arnone, Little Silver, New Jersey American Water Company, Oceanport, Oceanport Ave, The bridge is out, Water main break | Comments Off on Water main break caused road and bridge closure in Oceanport and Little Silver
Alternate day watering with handheld garden hoses OK between 5am-9am and 5pm-9pm
New Jersey American Water Company has modified the restrictions on outdoor water usage for its Monmouth County customers.
From the company’s announcement:
Customers may now use handheld garden hoses for outdoor purposes, every other day, between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. With very limited exceptions, lawn sprinkler irrigation system use is still banned. Even with the easing of the ban’s restrictions, New Jersey American Water is strongly advising its Monmouth County customers to continue conserving water both inside and out. If strict conservation measures are not followed then it may be necessary to reinstitute a stringent outdoor water ban.
The odd/even schedule is effective beginning today and entails:
- Handheld garden hose outdoor water use between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on odd-numbered days of the month if your street address is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.)
- Handheld garden hose outdoor water use between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on even-numbered days of the month if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.)
- Watering of new sod or seed if daily watering is required (note: it is recommended that any planting of new sod or seed that has not already taken place be delayed until the fall)
- Use of private wells for irrigation
- Commercial uses of outdoor water, such as for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields, and car washes
As the system continues to stabilize, customers may experience discolored water. New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until clear. However, the discolored water could be used for the watering of shrubs and garden plants.
Posted: July 8th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey American Water, NJAWC | Tags: New Jersey American Water Company, NJAWC, outdoor water usage ban | 4 Comments »
Connecticut engineering firm will determine the cause of the failure
New Jersey America Water Company announced today that the “temporary fix” of water mains at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant have been completed, they “hope.” The company is evaluating the stability of the system before lifting the ban on outdoor water usage for the company’s Monmouth County customers. They hope to be able to lift the outdoor water use ban in the near future.
The company’s statement said that the 24 inch water main pictured to the left is sending 12,000 gallons per day of treated water to Middletown.
Peter Escbach, NJAWC’s spokesperson, told the
Asbury Park Press that confidential company reports indicated that the two evalutions of the site following Tropical Storm Irene, one by the company and another by an independent contractor, showed that the bridge and water mains that failed last week continued to meet manufacturers standards despite the slight movenment of the pipes and damage to the bridge caused by the August 2011 storm.
Ocean and Coastal Consultants Inc. of Trumbull, Connecticut has been hired by NJAWC to determine the cause of the major infrastructure failure.
Posted: July 7th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey American Water, NJAWC | Tags: New Jersey American Water Company, NJAWC, outdoor water usage ban, Peter Escbach | 5 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden told MMM that repairs to the water mains at NJWAC’s Swimming River Water Treatment Plant are going better than expected and that the restrictions on outdoor water usage may not last weeks as many have feared.
If NJAWC’s progress continues at the present pace, alternate day outdoor usage could be permitted in towns serviced by NJAWC next week.
Golden said the outdoor ban is a public safety measure in the event of a fire. NJAWC is bringing water in from neighboring water companies to service its Monmouth County customers and water pressure remains below normal. Monmouth County and State officials are requiring water conservation to ensure that resources are available to respond to a life threaten event if necessary.
Only properties with well water, like the
Asbury Park Press in Nepture Township, are permitted to water lawns, wash cars, etc.
“If you see something, say something” is the slogan of a government campaign, originally deployed by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to encourage citizens to report potential terrorist activity to the authorities before something catastrophic happens.
The “major infrastructure failure” at New Jersey American Water Company’s Swimming River water treatment plant last week that resulted in no water for thousands of Monmouth County residents, a boiling water advisory for hundreds thousand of residents, and that will likely result in dead gardens, empty pools and dirty cars for the rest of the summer is an unfortunate lesson that we need to “say something” when our public utility companies are apparently putting our health at risk.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey American Water, NJAWC | Tags: app, Asbury Park Press, If you see something say something, John Curley, Michael Skudera, New Jersey American Water Company, NJAWC, Swimming River Water Treatment Plant | 9 Comments »
Why does the Asbury Park Press building on Rt 66 have their sprinklers on while they are reporting about the outdoor water ban??
Posted: July 2nd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County, Neptune Nudniks, New Jersey American Water | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Chris Trifari, New Jersey American Water Company, NJAWC, Water, water crisis | 4 Comments »