“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.
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Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: 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 »
Photo credit: Holmdel-Hazlet Patch
A “major infrastructure failure” at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in the Lincroft section of Middletown has shut the water off for 3,000 Holmdel residences and closed Brookdale Community College until further notice.
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch was the first to report the story, scooping the
Asbury Park Press pay site by an hour.
A statement from New Jersey American Water Company that was emailed by the Borough of Tinton Falls to its residents and forwarded to MMM by a reader states that the failure includes the loss of two transmission mains leaving the plant and well as the raw water main coming into the plant. New Jersey American Water customers in Monmouth County may be experiencing low water pressure or no pressure at this time.
Photo credit: lostcreekquarnberg blog
Residents of Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Seabright, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Shrewsbury Township and Borough, Tinton Falls and Long Branch are requested to limit all non-essential water use while NJAW works to restore service.
Save water, shower with friends.
Middletown Township sent out an automated phone call at 4:30 to residents and businesses announcing that all outdoor water usage is restricted.
Posted: June 29th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Aberdeen, Brookdale Community College, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Holmdel-Hazlet Patch, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, New Jersey American Water, NJAW, Oceanport, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Swimming River Water Treatment Plant, Tinton Falls, Water, Water main | 3 Comments »