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Mandatory Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Warren, Watchung

Patch logo Patch 8/5/2022 Alexis Tarrazi
The advisory was issued on Wednesday, as a precautionary measure due to a loss of water pressure from a main break. © Shutterstock The advisory was issued on Wednesday, as a precautionary measure due to a loss of water pressure from a main break.

WARREN, NJ — A mandatory boil water advisory issued by New Jersey American Water has been lifted for Warren and Watchung residents.

"Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system meet all state and federal water quality standards," said NJ American Water.

The advisory was issued on Wednesday, as a precautionary measure due to a loss of water pressure from a main break along Carrar Drive between Mountain Boulevard and Glen Eagle Drive in Watchung.

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 your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the water service main.
  • To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.
  • Run water softeners/cartridge filters 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.
  • Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled (as applicable).

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