New Jersey American Water LIFTS Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Washington Borough and Washington Township

CAMDEN, NJ (June 27, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the precautionary boil water advisory that was issued yesterday to approximately 1,080 customers in Washington Borough and Washington Township located east of State Route 31 and the Meadows at Mansfield neighborhood in Mansfield Township.

Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on Wednesday, June 26 as a precautionary measure due to low chlorine level detected in a part of the company’s Washington distribution system.

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 using these guidelines:

  • Run all cold water faucets in your home for 3-5 minutes at one time at the highest flow rate that you can without causing splashing or flooding of drains.

  • To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.

  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines specified in the owner’s manual. 

  • Run drinking water fountains for one minute at the highest flow rate possible. 

Additional information is available on New Jersey American Water’s website at, under the Alerts Notifications section.


New Jersey American Water, a 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 2.7 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.  With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit

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