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Harrington Park, NJ,  Jul 16, 2013,   6:00 AM

UPDATE 6:00 AM: Please be advised that the precautionary boil water advisory remains in effect this morning for the downtown section of Jersey City from the Hoboken border to Grand Street and from Interstate 78 to the waterfront, excluding the Newport area.


UPDATE 7:45PM:  the boil water advisory will remain in effect over night.  Further updates will be available by 9 am.


A precautionary boil water advisory remains in effect today for a section of United Water customers in Jersey City. A disruption of service was restored following a main break in the downtown area, yesterday.  The boil advisory is in effect from the Hoboken border to Grand Street and from Interstate 78 to the waterfront, excluding the Newport area.


Customers are advised to boil their water for one minute for the following uses: drinking, cooking, baking, making ice cubes, washing dishes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets or other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for showering or washing clothes. Customers should boil their water until further notice.

"We understand that this boil advisory is an inconvenience to our customers," said Chris Riat, senior director of NJ contract operations for United Water. "Our first priority was to restore full service, and now we will focus on ensuring the quality of the water in the system."
United Water emergency crews are taking water samples to ensure the quality of the water.

Our customers' patience and cooperation are most appreciated.

About United Water Jersey City
United Water provides water service to approximately 239,000 residents in Jersey City. The company operates the City’s water system through a contract agreement with the JCMUA. United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 18 water utilities, the company operates more than 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.

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