Thursday, August 23, 2012
Board of Public Utilities investigating June 29 water main break
Freeholder Director John P. Curley says he believes New Jersey American Water (NJAW) should reimburse its customers who were affected by the water main break earlier this summer in Tinton Falls. “I asked the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to mandate that a rebate be given back to those residents directly affected by this water shutdown,” Curley said in a release. “They need to give money back to the public for the period of time that water and water service was not provided.” Curley successfully urged the BPU to investigate the June 29 water main break. “It’s not just customers who had to buy water in towns that were under a boil water advisory, it’s also people who lost flower and vegetable gardens and other plantings due to the …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Watering is limited to using handheld garden hoses on an odd-even schedule
Sunday, July 8, 2012
New Jersey American Water customers can begin outdoor watering but only during certain times of day while adhering to an odd-even schedule. Customers may now use handheld garden hoses for outdoor purposes, every other day, between the hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to a release. Customers are restricted to watering on days of the month that reflect their street address. If yours is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.), you may only water on odd-numbered days of the month. Conversely, if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.), you may only water on even-numbered days. The use of irrigation sprinklers remains off-limits as NJAW asks customers to conserve water …
Excessive heat and increased demand keep restrictions imposed on New Jersey American Water customers in place.
The combination of the recent excessive heat and higher system demands -- despite restrictions in place -- has forced New Jersey American Water to stick with limiting outdoor water use for its customers. According to a release from the water company on Saturday: "In conjunction with NJDEP, we will continue to monitor the system production and key indicators throughout the day to ensure that an incremental approach to lifting restrictions will not jeopardize the outstanding progress we have made with the restoration efforts. But because of the excessive heat and higher system demands, we cannot make a change at this time." A 24-inch main service line to Middletown, which was recently installed and put into service, needs to be monitored for…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Outdoor watering ban still in effect for entire county.
New Jersey American Water (NJAW) lifted the boil-water advisory for Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel and Middletown Monday evening. The four towns were the last required to take precautionary steps after a water main failure at the NJAW treatment facility at Swimming River Reservoir on Friday. The entire county was placed on a boil water advisory Friday evening, which was revised to 22 towns on Saturday and Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel and Middletown on Sunday. Water distribution at Middletown High School North ended Monday with the advisory lifted, according to a release issued by Monmouth County. Over 210,000 gallons of water were distributed at both Middletown high schools and Wolf Hill Park in Oceanport, according to NJAW External …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Mandatory water restrictions are still in place until further notice
It is now safe for most Monmouth County residents to drink tap water from their homes. New Jersey American Water has announced shortly after July 1, that it has lifted the boil water restriction for 18 of 22 Monmouth County towns. The following towns are no longer under the boil water restriction: • Allenhurst Borough • Deal Borough • Eatontown Borough • Fair Haven Borough • Lake Como Borough • Little Silver Borough • Loch Arbor Village • Long Branch City • Monmouth Beach Borough • Neptune Township • Ocean Township • Oceanport Borough • Rumson Borough • Sea Bright Borough • Shrewsbury Borough • Shrewsbury Township • Tinton Falls Borough • West Long Branch Borough The four towns still under the boil water restriction are: • Aberdeen …
At a press conference at Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport, Gov. Chris Christie said full water service should be restored by July 4th.
Full water service to Monmouth County residents isn't expected until July 4th, with temporary service being restored in the next two days, Gov. Chris Christie said at a press conference at Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport. Christie, on hand to discuss the broken water main that resulted in a water shortage and boil-water advisory for 22 Monmouth County towns with New Jersey American Water and county officials, asked all county residents to conserve water and warned that authorities will be on the lookout for those using water for non-essential purposes. "This is about the lousiest time of the year this could possibly happen," Christie told the assembled crowd of reporters and county officials. "Often times these problems happen when…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The governor met with Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management officials to discuss a broken water main.
Gov. Chris Christie visited Monmouth County Saturday to discuss a water crisis that has left 22 towns with boil-water advisories and a county with a state of emergency. Christie stopped by Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport to discuss the water main break, New Jersey American Water's ongoing efforts to repair it, conservation, and an investigation planned to find out why the water main broke in the first place. Check out the video above. To see if your town is impacted, click here.
The governor will give an update on the water main failure on Saturday at Wolf Hill Recreation Center at 1:45 p.m.
Gov. Chris Christie will visit Oceanport on Saturday afternoon to address the water main break that has placed residents of about 22 Monmouth County towns under a boil-water advisory and severely restricted water usage. The governor will give an update at 1:45 p.m. at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area, 3 Crescent Pl., on the water main failure on Friday at the Swimming River Reservoir that prompted county officials to declare a state of emergency. Late Friday night, the county issued a press release that said all Monmouth County towns were under the boil water advisory. On Saturday morning, officials issued the list of just 22 towns that are directly affected. Towns directly affected by this crisis that are still under the boil-water advisory …
Friday, December 2, 2011
New Jersey American Water workers estimate the water will be back on for residents in a portion of Park Place by 4 p.m.
According to an update on the borough's Web site at 3 p.m., water service should be restored by 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Friday to residents in Park Place affected by the overnight water main break. The road will be passable and New Jersey American Water will return to repave the road on Saturday. A water main break in Tinton Falls' Park Place that knocked out water service for three roads in the townhouse complex Friday morning should be repaired by about 4 p.m., according to a representative from New Jersey American Water. The rupture affected service on Austin, Bismark and Cheyenne streets. NJAW has free water on its trucks available to residents while workers repair the break and get water flowing to the neighborhood. According to Don Bailey, …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hydrants in Pleasure Bay Apartment complex will be off until about 6 p.m.
A water main break has shut down hydrants near Atlantic Avenue in Long Branch. The break occurred just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Fire Department communications state that no hydrants are operational in the Pleasure Bay apartment complex, located at 254 Atlantic Avenue. The hydrants will reportedly be out of commission until about 6 p.m. on Friday. A call to the Long Branch Fire Department was not immediately returned.