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 »

Christie to Monmouth County Residents: Conserve water, don’t use fireworks

Water emergency to be repaired by July 4th

Gov. Chris Chrisite boarding a State Police helicopter on his way to address a power outage in Atlantic County after addressing the press in Monmouth County about the current water crisis. Photo by Art Gallagher

Oceanport, NJ- Governor Chris Christie implored Monmouth County residents to conserve water and to express their patriotism by not shooting off private fireworks for the duration of the water crisis caused by the major infrastructure failure at New Jersey American Water Company’s Swimming River water treatment plant.  Addressing the press at the Wolf Hill Recreation area in Oceanport, Christie said “if a lot of things go perfectly” the water crisis will be over by the July 4th holiday.

Christie announced that residents of twenty two towns should boil their water before drinking or cooking.  Those towns are : 

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Posted: June 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Chris Smith, Emergency Management, Joe Irace, Joe Kyrillos, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park, New Jersey American Water, NJAWC | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »