- Monday July 23rd, 2012 :: 05:14 p.m. EDT
NJ American Water reports leak & repair plan, requests public to limit outdoor water use until 7PM Wednesday 7/25.
New Jersey American Water To
Repair Large Water Transmission Main;
Customers Asked to Conserve Water in 19 Towns
VOORHEES, N.J. (July 23, 2012) – Beginning 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, New Jersey American Water will begin emergency repairs on a 60-inch water transmission main in Manville, NJ that distributes water to 19 municipalities in four counties. The company anticipates that repairs will last for 24 hours and asks that customers conserve and curtail outdoor water use until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.
New Jersey American Water customers are asked to conserve water in the following municipalities served by the water main:
Readington Township (in part)
Plans to repair the main began last Thursday evening when a small leak was found on the transmission line. During repairs, New Jersey American Water will need to take the transmission main out of service. Capacity of the company’s water distribution system will be reduced; however, no impact to customers’ water service is anticipated.
For updates, customers should visit newjerseyamwater.com or facebook.com/newjerseyamericanwater.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
Hunterdon County Dept. of Public Safety Office of Emergency Mgmt
201 Cherryville Rd
Flemington, NJ 08822