UNITED WATER ISSUES PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR PORTIONS OF JERSEY CITY
Includes Limited Area of Downtown Jersey City, excluding Newport
Jersey City, NJ, Jul 14, 2013, 3:30pm
Due to the loss of pressure in the system caused by the 12″ main break, United Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory today to residents in the following downtown section of Jersey City.
The affected area of Jersey City is from the Hoboken border to Grand Street, and from Interstate 78 to the waterfront, excluding the Newport area.
These Jersey City residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.
“United Water’s emergency crews are working at the site in an effort to restore service to customers,” said Chris Riat, senior director of NJ contract operations for United Water. “Our number one priority is to get service restored to the homeowners and businesses of Jersey City. Our professionally trained emergency crews will not rest until that is accomplished.”
About United Water Jersey City
United Water provides water service to approximately 239,000 residents in Jersey City. The company operates the City’s water system through a contract agreement with the JCMUA. United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 18 water utilities, the company operates more than 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.