Water Conservation Still Urged
United Water emergency crews have completed repairs on a 30-inch water main break which occurred on Hollywood Avenue & Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs yesterday. Crews are in the process of filling and pressurizing the transmission main. Company officials expect that the main will be fully pressurized this afternoon.
The boil water advisory remains in effect until further notice for customers in the following communities:
• Englewood Cliffs-All residents
• Englewood—Residents east of Grand Avenue /Engle Street
• Tenafly—Residents east of Engle Street
Customers in the these towns will have to boil their water for 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 showering, washing dishes or clothes.
United Water is advising residents of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Leonia, Palisades Park, and Tenafly to continue to use water for essential purposes only until they are notified that normal water pressure has been restored.
When normal water pressure is restored, laboratory personnel will begin taking water quality samples to ensure the safety of the water. It typically takes between 24-48 hours to obtain results. They will be reported to the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection which will issue the order to lift the advisory at the appropriate time.
For current information customers can visit www.unitedwater.com/uwnj or call 800-422-5987.
United Water New Jersey serves 800,000 people in Bergen and Hudson counties.