Sunday, July 8, 2012
Excessive heat and increased demand keep restrictions imposed on New Jersey American Water customers in place.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Despite progress made in fixing the major water main break a the Swimming River Reservoir's Water Treatement Plant, the strain on the system from recent excessive heat and higher system demands has forced New Jersey American Water Co. to stick with a limited outdoor water use edict. "In conjunction with NJDEP, we will continue to monitor the system production and key indicators throughout the day to ensure that an incremental approach to lifting restrictions will not jeopardize the outstanding progress we have made with the restoration efforts. But because of the excessive heat and higher system demands, we cannot make a change at this time," a released statement from the water company said. A 24-inch main service line to Middletown, which…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Outdoor watering ban still in effect for entire county.
New Jersey American Water (NJAW) lifted the boil-water advisory for Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel and Middletown Monday evening. The four towns were the last required to take precautionary steps after a water main failure at the NJAW treatment facility at Swimming River Reservoir on Friday. The entire county was placed on a boil water advisory Friday evening, which was revised to 22 towns on Saturday and Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel and Middletown on Sunday. Water distribution at Middletown High School North ended Monday with the advisory lifted, according to a release issued by Monmouth County. Over 210,000 gallons of water were distributed at both Middletown high schools and Wolf Hill Park in Oceanport, according to NJAW External …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
At a press conference at Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport, Gov. Chris Christie said full water service should be restored by July 4th.
Full water service to Monmouth County residents isn't expected until July 4th, with temporary service being restored in the next two days, Gov. Chris Christie said at a press conference at Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport. Christie, on hand to discuss the broken water main that resulted in a water shortage and boil-water advisory for 22 Monmouth County towns with New Jersey American Water and county officials, asked all county residents to conserve water and warned that authorities will be on the lookout for those using water for non-essential purposes. "This is about the lousiest time of the year this could possibly happen," Christie told the assembled crowd of reporters and county officials. "Often times these problems happen when…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The governor met with Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management officials to discuss a broken water main.
Gov. Chris Christie visited Monmouth County Saturday to discuss a water crisis that has left 22 towns with boil-water advisories and a county in a state of emergency. Christie stopped by Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport to discuss the water main break, New Jersey American Water's ongoing efforts to repair it, conservation, and an investigation planned to find out why the water main broke in the first place. Check out the video above. To see if your town is impacted, click here.
Rumson, Fair Haven and Sea Bright are three of 22 towns where residents must boil their water before consuming it.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Following the collapse of a New Jersey American Water water main at the Swimming River Reservoir in Tinton Falls, Rumson, Fair Haven and Sea Bright remain three of several Monmouth County towns under a boil-water advisory as of early Saturday afternoon, Monmouth County officials announced. Shrewsbury residents, along with those living in Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor, Neptune, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury and Ocean townships must boil their water to avoid consuming potentially harmful bacteria and microorganisms. Shrewsbury and Ocean townships were added to the list this …
The governor will give an update on the water main failure on Saturday at Wolf Hill Recreation Center at 1:45 p.m.
Gov. Chris Christie will visit Oceanport on Saturday afternoon to address the water main break that has placed residents of about 22 Monmouth County towns under a boil-water advisory and severely restricted water usage. The governor will give an update at 1:45 p.m. at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area, 3 Crescent Pl., on the water main failure on Friday at the Swimming River Reservoir that prompted county officials to declare a state of emergency. Late Friday night, the county issued a press release that said all Monmouth County towns were under the boil water advisory. On Saturday morning, officials issued the list of just 22 towns that are directly affected. Towns directly affected by this crisis that are still under the boil-water advisory …