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New Jersey American Water is reaching out to Linden residents about work that they will be doing over the next month. Below is a transcription of the message. With questions, please contact New Jersey American Water through their website, or by phone at 1(800) 272-1325.

“This is an important message from New Jersey American Water. New Jersey American Water will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in your area Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, June 13 from 8am to 5pm. to ensure that you continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. This work is essential for safe, reliable water service and its in coordination and compliance with all federal, state and local agencies and directives. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water only at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes so that it clears before using. Repeat this flushing step once or twice within an hour as necessary until the water clears. For your safety and the safety of our employees, please do not approach them while they work. If you have a question, please call us at 1-800-272-1325. For more information log on to our website at, and select Alert Notifications. Thank you.”