- Tuesday October 5th, 2010 :: 12:16 p.m. EDT
Trenton Water customers in Hopewell Township east of Rt 31 including Brandon Farms no longer need to boil water.
Trenton Water Works Advisory
Hopewell Township Only
Customers of the Trenton Water system in Hopewell Township have received mixed messages regarding whether or not they need to boil their water. Initially Hopewell Township was included in the advisory; it has since been removed from the advisory.
Today the NJ Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed a revision to the boil water advisory for Hopewell Township. Areas east of Route 31 including all of the Brandon Farms area do not need to boil water.
Areas west of Route 31 including the Jacobs Creek Road area, Scotch Road and Reed Road, should follow the boil water advisory until further notice. The advisory follows:
Trenton Water Works is providing notification that due to a treatment plant shutdown on Sunday, October 3, 2010, customers in the City of Trenton, Ewing Township and Lawrence Township have experienced water outages and/or a significant loss of pressure.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. As a precaution, the following Boil Water Advisory is required until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory.
Effective immediately and until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using for:
preparing foods, washing vegetables and fruit,
making ice cubes,
brushing teeth, and
mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks.
Please continue to boil your water or use bottled water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.
The following measures are also recommended:
• 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;
• Do not swallow water while showering or bathing;
• Rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (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 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;
• Provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled (and cooled).
Please be advised that Trenton Water Works has restored operation of the treatment plant and activated emergency interconnections with neighboring water systems to supplement our demand.
This advisory will remain in effect until repairs are completed and testing shows the water quality to be safe. You will be notified when the boil water advisory is lifted.
Thank you for your patience. If customers have any questions please contact Trenton Water Works at (609) 989-3055.
Hopewell Township Police Department
201 Washington Crossing Pe Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534