Middlesex Water

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY CUSTOMERS IN THE CLARA BARTON SECTION OF EDISON AND THE FORDS SECTION OF WOODBRIDGE

ISELIN, NJ, (February 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM)    The Boil Water Advisory issued yesterday February 20, 2018 for residents in the Clara Barton section of Edison and the Fords section of Woodbridge, NJ (north of Route 287) by Middlesex Water Company due to a 48-inch water transmission main  has been lifted.  It is no longer necessary to boil your water before using. 

The following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:

  • Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
  • Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
  • Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.

 

2/21 8:00 AM- The boil water advisory remains in effect pending the results of water quality testing today. Please check back for updates.

 

MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SECTIONS OF EDISON AND FORDS

ISELIN, NJ, (February 20, 2018 - 5:40 p.m.)   Middlesex Water Company is issuing a boil water advisory to residents in the Clara Barton section of Edison and the Fords section of Woodbridge, NJ (north of Route 287) as a result of a broken 48-inch water transmission main which occurred earlier today at the intersection of Glenville Road and the Boulevard of the Eagles in Edison, NJ.  A list of affected streets appears below. Middlesex Water’s crews were able to isolate the water main and water pressures are slowly returning.   Repairs are expected to continue throughout the evening. 

The Company is advising its customers on the affected streets in the area of Clara Barton and Fords to heed the following advisory:

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requires us to issue the following advisory:

The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. Therefore Customers are being advised to boil their tap water used for drinking for a period of one minute, let cool, and to do so before drinking immediately and until further notice. Customers should boil their water for the following: drinking, cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.  Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.

Individuals with severely compromised immune systems, infants, or the elderly may be at increased risk and should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Please note that this is a standard procedure whenever a treatment failure occurs which may compromise the quality of your drinking water.  Middlesex Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.

Updates will be posted on the company’s website under Service Alerts and Latest News at www.middlesexwater.com, on the Company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MIDDLESEXWATER and via Twitter.  Customers seeking more information may also call the company at 800.549.3802.  

Middlesex Water also recommends the following steps:

• Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;

• Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
• Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in diluted bleach (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle.
• Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;
• Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
• Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;
• Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

AFFECTED STREETS ARE LISTED BELOW:

Street Name

Town

ADELPHI CT

EDISON

ALBOURNE ST

EDISON

BODNARIK RD

EDISON

BURCHARD ST

EDISON

CARLTON ST

EDISON

DARTMOUTH ST

EDISON

ECHO AVE

EDISON

EDGEGROVE ST

EDISON

EVERGREEN AVE

EDISON

FIFTH ST

EDISON

FOURTH ST

EDISON

FOWLER ST

EDISON

GALES RD

EDISON

GLENCOURT AVE

EDISON

GRANDVIEW AVE

EDISON

HALLO ST

EDISON

HARMON RD

EDISON

HARRIS RD

EDISON

HOOVER AVE

EDISON

JAY ST

EDISON

KISH CT

EDISON

LARCHMONT RD

EDISON

MARLIN RD

EDISON

MCEVOY RD

EDISON

MERKER DR

EDISON

MONTVIEW RD

EDISON

PEAKE RD

EDISON

PLEASANT AVE

EDISON

ROOSEVELT BLVD

EDISON

ROOSEVELT TER

EDISON

ROWAN CT

EDISON

SEVENTH ST

EDISON

SEVENTH ST

EDISON

SIXTH ST

EDISON

THERESA CT

EDISON

WALTUMA AVE

EDISON

WILDWOOD AVE

EDISON

WILK RD

EDISON

WOODBRIDGE AVE

EDISON

YURO DR

EDISON

BEECH ST

FORDS

BENSONHURST AVE

FORDS

BERSEY CT

FORDS

BINA PL

FORDS

CDR. PATRICK DUNN CT

FORDS

CLIFF AVE

FORDS

CLUM AVE

FORDS

CRESTVIEW RD

FORDS

CROWS MILL RD

FORDS

DUNBAR AVE

FORDS

ERIK DR

FORDS

EVERGREEN AVE

FORDS

GORDON AVE

FORDS

GROVER ST

FORDS

HANSON AVE

FORDS

HOY AVE

FORDS

IVY ST

FORDS

IZOLA AVE

FORDS

JENSEN AVE

FORDS

JILL PL

FORDS

JOHNSON ST

FORDS

KING GEORGES POST RD

FORDS

KOYEN ST

FORDS

LAWRENCE ST

FORDS

LIBERTY ST

FORDS

LINDEN ST

FORDS

LONGVIEW CIR

FORDS

MAIN ST

FORDS

MARLIN RD

FORDS

MARY AVE

FORDS

MOFFET ST

FORDS

OLD MAIN ST

FORDS

PITMAN AVE

FORDS

POPLAR ST

FORDS

S ELM ST

FORDS

S PINE ST

FORDS

SUMMIT AVE

FORDS

WALNUT ST

FORDS

WARNER ST

FORDS

WEST POND RD

FORDS

WILDWOOD AVE

FORDS

WINCHESTER RD

FORDS

WOODBRIDGE AVE

FORDS

WOODLAND AVE

FORDS