UPDATE: West Long Branch Police Discolored Tap Water Issues Cleared

New Jersey American Water was caused by construction


West Long Branch residents' water should be back to normal after earlier reports of discolored tap water.

The West Long Branch Police said that New Jersey American Water was aware of the situation and that the water is not dangerous to drink.

New Jersey American Water Director of Communications and External Affairs Peter Eschbach said the discolored water experienced by some West Long Branch customers had nothing to do with algae in the reservoir, as reported earlier by police.

"Construction taking place on Victor Avenue apparently had a backhoe using its bucket to break up pavement to the point where it was causing enough vibrations to shake the adjacent houses as well as the water mains in the street," Eschbach said. "Crews from our operations center in Shrewsbury were dispatched to flush out the local system."

Eschbach said any discolored water issues should have cleared by 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Elmis Terbestbuy October 04, 2012 at 12:09 PM
I live right next to this location where the construction was and it was literally shaking my house non-stop for the past 4 days, I'm worried of all that vibration causing a fracture to my foundation.
Robert Hazelrigg October 04, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Thanks for the warning WLB gov. Why weren't we altered to this fact?
Robert Hazelrigg October 04, 2012 at 02:23 PM
dang iPhone (spelling)


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