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Water Quality Samples are Currently Being Analyzed
Results Will be Sent to NJDEP
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The boil water advisory remains in effect and is expected to continue throughout the day (Saturday). Water quality samples have been collected and submitted to a certified laboratory. Once the samples have been fully analyzed by water quality professionals, the results will be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. If at that time the water meets all safe drinking water standards, the boil water advisory will be lifted. The entire process begins with the issue of the boil water advisory and in total typically takes at least 48 hours. Although it is a holiday weekend, the process is moving forward with an entire team dedicated to resolving the issue. SUEZ thanks its customers for their continued patience.
Customers should boil their water before using it for drinking or cooking purposes.
SUEZ personnel were available throughout the night to assist residents with potable water in various locations throughout Jersey City and will remain at their stations throughout the day. Residents should bring clean, reusable containers.
· Ward A – Greenville Hospital – 1825 JFK Blvd
· Ward B – Belmont and JFK Blvd (Top of Lincoln Park)
· Ward C – County Courthouse – 595 Newark Avenue
· Ward D – Bowers and Central Avenue (near Michael Yun’s former office)
· Ward E – Jersey and Newark
· Ward F – Beloved Community Charter School – 508 Grand Street (note-this is an updated location)
Even if a customer’s water is filtered at home, all Jersey City residents must boil their water for one minute and allow it to cool for the following uses: drinking, cooking, baking, hand washing dishes (dishwashers may be used without boiling water if they have high heat or sanitary settings), making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets or other consumption.
Harmful microbes in drinking water can cause illness and could pose a special health risk for infants, some elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. Water does not have to be boiled for showering or washing clothes.
Please note that turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth, which is why the NJDEP issued the boil water advisory. The company will work with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to inform residents when the boil water is lifted.
For more information, Jersey City customers can call SUEZ customer service at 800-575-4433. Information is also updated on Twitter @SUEZ Water NJ and Facebook @SUEZ Water North Jersey.