New Jersey American Water Working to Restore Full Water Service in 6 Towns
June 10, 2012 at 19:28 PM EDT
New Jersey American Water has alerted its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville, and Tewksbury that they may experience low water pressure or be without water for the next several days due to a flooded booster station. On Sunday morning, a broken water line shut down the company’s Bedminster booster station which maintains water pressure for the approximately 1,400 customers impacted.
New Jersey American Water has implemented temporary pumping measures until the booster station can be fully repaired and normal service returns, which may take several days. While work continues around the clock, customers are asked to conserve water inside and outside of their homes.
For those without water, the company has established a water station at the Elks Club at 145 Route 206 in Peapack, where impacted customers can have water jugs filled or receive bottled water. The water station will be in operation until all regular water pressure is restored to all customers in the effected areas.
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.