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Customers should boil their water until further notice

Harrington Park, NJ,  Mar 14, 2010,   3:59 PM

Due to the powerful storm that struck the metropolitan area yesterday, officials from United Water New Jersey have issued a boil water advisory for 18 communities in Bergen and Hudson counties and also issued a call for conservation for all the company’s 800,000 customers in the affected counties. The boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice.  

United Water’s customers in Hillsdale, Northvale, Washington Township, Emerson, Alpine, Paramus, Dumont, Englewood Cliffs, Teaneck, Englewood, Tenafly, Hasbrouck Heights, Carlstadt, Ridgefield, Palisades Park, Cliffside Park, North Bergen and Union City 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 the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes. 

The boil water advisory, along with the conservation advisory, was issued due to problems at the Haworth Water Treatment Plant following power outages during Saturday’s storm. United Water is asking all customers to use water for only the essential needs, such as cooking, drinking and bathing. 

“It’s important that our customers cooperate with the conservation request so that we can keep a sufficient supply of water in our system until we have full power restored,” said Jim Glozzy, vice president and general manager of United Water. Glozzy explained that United Water emergency crews are working 24 hours along with PSE&G crews to restore power to the plant. 

For current information customers can visit or call 1 800 422 0141. 

United Water New Jersey provides water service to more than 800,000 residents in Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey. 

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