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Towns in Somerset, Union Counties Advised to Conserve Water While Water Main Repaired

New Jersey American Water advises customers in 17 municipalities in Somerset and Union Counties to curtail outdoor water use as the company repairs a 48-inch water main. Customers should refrain from outdoor water use and conserve water inside their homes until the further notice.

Towns impacted are:

Clark Township

Roselle Borough

Cranford Township

Roselle Park Borough

Fanwood Borough

Scotch Plains Township

Garwood Borough

Union Township

Green Brook Township

Warren Township

Hillside Township

Watchung Borough

Kenilworth Borough

Mountainside Borough

North Plainfield Borough

Westfield Township

Plainfield City

The concrete water main broke early this morning in Scotch Plains, NJ along Portland Ave. near Watchung View Place. New Jersey American Water expects repairs to be complete within 72 hours. While repairs are underway, customers may experience low water pressure.

Capacity of the company’s water distribution system will be reduced; however, no interruption to customers’ water service is anticipated. Once repairs are completed, customers may experience cloudy water and should simply run their water until clear.

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New Jersey American Water, a 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


New Jersey American Water
Richard Barnes, 856-782-2371

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