New Jersey American Water Continues One Bottled Water Distribution Site in Middletown
July 01, 2012 at 19:08 PM EDT
New Jersey American Water will continue to provide bottled water to customers in Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel, and Middletown who remain under a boil water advisory. Bottled water will be available daily beginning Monday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Middletown High School North, 63 Tindall Road in Middletown Township. The company hopes to have the boil water advisory lifted for customers in the aforementioned municipalities by the July 4th holiday, after which the bottled water distribution site will cease operations.
The bottled water stations at Middletown High School South and Wolf Hill Park in Oceanport have been discontinued now that 18 of 22 municipalities in Monmouth County are no longer under a boil advisory.
The boil water advisory has been in effect after a bridge holding three large water mains collapsed at the company’s Swimming River Water Treatment Plant.
As the company continues to work to restore more normal levels of service, all New Jersey American Water customers in Monmouth County remain under an outdoor water use ban. It is important that customers stop all outdoor water use including watering lawns, shrubs or gardens, filling swimming pools.
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.