New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued Monday to impacted towns in Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards from samples collected on Tuesday, August 3rd.
The advisory was issued on Monday, August 2 as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, N.J.
Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking. Additionally, as the system has fully recovered from the issue, customers in these communities and surrounding towns no longer need to conserve their non-essential water use and may resume using water as usual.
Because the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, the bottled water distribution locations will not be open on Thursday, August 5, 2021.