Hoboken 'boil water' advisory lifted
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HOBOKEN -- United Water officials announced that the boil water advisory for customers in Hoboken was lifted at 3 p.m. Saturday by authorization of the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The boil water advisory was issued on Thursday as a result of a 30-inch water transmission main that ruptured and caused a reduction in water pressure throughout the city.

Laboratory results confirmed that the water meets safe drinking water standards.

According to a press release:

The NJDEP recommends that customers take the following actions:

· Flush service connection and interior plumbing for 3-5 minutes with water from the restored main.

· Empty and clean automatic ice makes and water chillers.

· Homes with water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedure recommended by the manufacturer.

· Drain and refill hot water heater if temperature is set below 113 degrees F.

The laboratory results showed that the water was free of bacteriological contamination and the NJDEP concurred that it is no longer necessary to boil the water. Customers were advised to boil water as a precautionary measure while United Water emergency crews took water samples from throughout the distribution system.

“We appreciate the support and patience of the residents of Hoboken,” said Nadine Leslie, president of environmental services for United Water. “I’d also like to thank Mayor Zimmer’s office and the offices of emergency management in Hoboken, Hudson County and Jersey City for their assistance during this inconvenience. We realize that a boil water advisory can be a disruption to people’s daily activities and we are grateful to have everyone’s cooperation.”

Leslie said that a United Water crew has completed repair of an 8-inch main on Jefferson Street between 8th and 9th streets that was reported broken at 7:30 a.m. this morning. There will be no boil water advisory associated with this event, as pressures were controlled during the shutdown of the main.

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March 31, 2013
Good news! and the water is safe to drink, that's the most important.