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New Jersey American Water Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

New Jersey American Water has rescinded its precautionary boil water advisory for its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville, and Tewksbury. Customers no longer have to boil their water. Testing has concluded that the water meets or exceeds state and federal guidelines.

It is no longer necessary to boil your water before consumption; however, the following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:

  • Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
  • Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
  • Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled.

The precautionary boil water alert was issued late Sunday after a broken water line shut down the company’s Bedminster booster station, which maintains water pressure for the approximately 1,400 customers impacted. The advisory is a standard precaution issued whenever water pressure is lost.

Repairs to New Jersey American Water’s Bedminster booster station are nearing completion and the station should be fully operational by the evening of Wednesday, June 13. Customers no longer need to take extra water conservation measures and can resume normal water use.

New Jersey American Water thanks its customers for their patience during the boil water advisory and for their cooperation in conserving water while repairs were being made to the booster station.

For updates, customers can visit www.newjerseyamwater.com or www.facebook.com/newjerseyamericanwater.

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.

Contacts:

New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes
856-782-2371
richard.barnes@amwater.com

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