Conserve Water Order ENDED : Water Main Break

Posted on June 29, 2021

Update:

New Jersey American Water has lifted the mandatory water conservation order that was issued on June 29 to customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system, including Belle Mead.

Customers were asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water worked to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville. The main has been repaired and normal water usage may resume.


Important Water Service Update, 2:00 PM, 6-29-21

Due to a 36-inch main break in Somerville, New Jersey American Water is issuing a mandatory water conservation order for customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system, including parts of Belle Mead, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cranbury, Far Hills, Flemington, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Manville, Montgomery, Peapack, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton, Raritan Borough Raritan Township, Readington, Somerville, Tewksbury, Three Bridges, West Windsor, Whitehouse, Whitehouse Station, Bedminster and Bernards Township.

Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water works to repair the break and restore the flow of water to its system. Customers may experience reduced water pressure and/or discolored water during the repair process, which is expected to take approximately 96 hours. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

Water Service Advisory: Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water works to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville, N.J. that is impacting our service area. Customers may experience reduced water pressure and/or discolored water during the repair process, which is expected to take approximately 96 hours. New Jersey American Water apologizes for this inconvenience and is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

During the repair, customers should eliminate outdoor water use such as irrigation or sprinkler watering of lawns, washing cars and filling of pools until further notice. You will receive another notification should additional action be required or conditions change, or when repairs have been completed and the conservation notice is lifted. If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this impact to their water service.

For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to www.newjerseyamwater.com and click on Alerts, or call 1.800.272.1325. To enroll in the company’s emergency notification system, please go to your MyWater account on www.newjerseyamwater.com. We apologize again for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the issue.

The company will issue a follow up communication when this restriction is able to be lifted. Updates are also available on the website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to resolve this issue.

Customers who have questions may call New Jersey American Water Customer Service Center at 800-272-1325.

Source: NJAW