NJ Am Water : Pipe Flushing May Lower Pressure / Discolor Tap Water

Posted on April 12, 2021

New Jersey American Water will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in our area on April 13th and ending April 30th to ensure that public water customers continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows NJ American to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water only at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes so that it clears before using. Repeat this flushing step once or twice within an hour as necessary until the water clears. For your safety and the safety of our employees, please do not approach our crews while they work. For more information log on to our website at www.newjerseyamwater.com and select Alert Notifications.

Source: NJ American Water