No Water in Maplewood

Breach in service reported. NJ American Water says it has no estimate for time of service restoration.

Most Maplewood residents are without water today — and will be for the foreseeable future according to a rep of NJ American Water.
NJ American Water reports that there is a breach int he supply and no water service to most of our area. There is no estimated time for restoration of services. However, NJ American Water stipulates that all customers boil water for at least one minute when service is restored.

Here is the latest release from NJ American Water, sent at approximately 6 p.m., Sunday, August 28:

Flooding at New Jersey American Water’s Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant has impacted water supply for customers several municipalities in Essex and Union Counties. Customers in West Orange, Millburn, Maplewood, Irvington, and Springfield may experience being without water or low water pressure. New Jersey American Water crews are working to restore water service to the impacted areas.

“If you have water, please use water for essential needs only while we work to restore critical services,” said Steve Tambini, vice president for operations. Customers can report water outages by calling the Customer Service Center at 1-800-652-6987.

Earlier today, New Jersey American Water issued a boil water advisory for customers in West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Irvington, Springfield and Summit, which remains in effect until further notice.  
For updated information, customers can visit Jersey American Water’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under the Alerts Notifications section, or visiting New Jersey American Water’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newjerseyamericanwater

Shamrock1224 August 30, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Mary: AS of this AM - 8/30, we got a message from NJ American Water, that we will not be back to regular sevice for about two weeks. The message was left on our phone by Maplewood DPW. Readers without landlines, may want to leave their cell phone numbers with the DPW, so they can get the alert updates.
Angel September 05, 2011 at 11:19 PM
It is now Sept 5th. We have yet to hear if our water is ok to drink or not. It's been two weeks. We were never notified by any officials that our water was bad to begin with. This is inexcusable.
Mary Mann September 06, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Angel, NJ American Water sent a release out on Saturday, Sept. 3 saying that the water was safe to drink for all customers in all the towns it serves, but giving instructions on how to clear your system first. Patch posted this info: http://patch.com/A-lGQb.


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