UNION COUNTY – A “boil water” advisory has been lifted for New Jersey American Water customers in Springfield, Summit and Irvington, the company announced this afternoon. Customers in those municipalities no longer have to boil water before consumption as water quality results for bacteriological samples show that the water meets all state and federal water quality standards.
The boil advisory had been in effect since last Sunday when the company’s Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn was flooded and lost power as a result of Hurricane Irene.
A boil water advisory remains in effect for New Jersey American Water customers in Maplewood, Millburn Township, Short Hills, West Orange and South Orange (Eder Terrace, Summit Ave, and Richmond Avenue) as a precautionary measure while New Jersey American Water works to restore stable water service to those municipalities.
New Jersey American Water continues to maintain bottled water distribution sites in Maplewood, Millburn, and West Orange.
To avoid stressing the system, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in the affected communities to use water for only essential needs. Outdoor water use, including car washing and lawn watering, should be avoided. Customers should take measures to conserve water indoors as well.
For tips on using water wisely, customers can visit www.newjerseyamericanwater.com
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