This press release was just received from Middlesex Water Company. The 'boil water' advisory is now lifted. You can use water right out of the tap, but follow the instructions below first:
The boil water advisory issued Monday night by Middlesex Water Company for its customers in Carteret, Clark, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, the Melrose section of Sayreville, South Amboy, South Plainfield, and all sections of Woodbridge has been lifted. Customers in those municipalities no longer have to boil water before consumption as water quality results show that the water meets all state and federal water quality standards.
THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS LIFTED and the following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:
- Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
- Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
- Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
- Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled.
Customers with questions should contact Customer Service at 732-634-1500.
Middlesex Water Company had issued the precautionary boil-water advisory after it lost power and secondary power at its intake station which resulted in significant loss of water pressure throughout its distribution system.
Although power has since been partially restored to its intake and main treatment plant, the Company remains cautiously optimistic about sustaining reliable power supply at these locations and getting power restored to its other operating facilities which lost power or remain on emergency back- up generation. Customers are urged to continue to conserve water until further notice as previously directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.