New Jersey American Water has limited its boiled water advisory to 20
towns in Monmouth County after three water mains collapsed at the
company’s Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Tinton Falls. The
company has also banned all outdoor water use, including watering lawns,
shrubs or gardens, filling swimming pools or washing cars as work
continues to stabilize water distribution from the plant.
The towns impacted by the boiled water advisory are:
West Long Branch
Please note that this is a standard procedure whenever water pressure
is lost as a precaution. New Jersey American Water will provide
information as to when the advisory is lifted.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requires
that the company issue the following advisory:
New Jersey American Water has determined that a potential or actual
threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.
Therefore until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for
one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption; drinking, ice
cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth. Please
continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water
quality is acceptable.
New Jersey American Water also recommends the following steps:
Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap
water during the day of the advisory;
Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in diluted bleach (one
tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your
dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle.
Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;
Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled
water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection
Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
New Jersey American Water is working on temporary measures to restore
normal operations at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant. The plant
delivers 36 million gallons of water each day to 55,000 customer
For updates, customers can visit www.newjerseyamwater.com
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
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