Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for 21 Customers in Little Silver

VOORHEES, NJ (November 9, 2017) – As the result of leak in a 6-inch water main on Birch Avenue in Little Silver, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure for 21 customers on Birch and Branch Avenues.

Please note that this is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. There is no evidence of any contamination.  New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted. 

New Jersey American Water customers at the following addresses are advised to boil water according to the recommendations below.

  • 587 Branch Ave.

  • 597 Branch Ave.

  • 35 Birch Ave.

  • 36 Birch Ave.

  • 39 Birch Ave.

  • 40 Birch Ave.

  • 42 Birch Ave.

  • 43 Birch Ave.

  • 46 Birch Ave.

  • 50 Birch Ave.

  • 54 Birch Ave.

  • 82 Birch Ave.

  • 85 Birch Ave.

  • 88 Birch Ave.

  • 89 Birch Ave.

  • 92 Birch Ave.

  • 95 Birch Ave.

  • 96 Birch Ave.

  • 97 Birch Ave.

  • 98 Birch Ave.

  • 99 Birch Ave.

Once water service is restored and until further notice, these impacted customers should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling 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 from microorganisms;

  • Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

Please be advised that the company is doing all it can to make sure water is of the highest quality. New Jersey American Water will notify these customers as soon as the advisory is lifted. Updates will also be provided on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages - @njamwater. If customers have any questions they may call 1-800-272-1325.

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

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New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, 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. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.