Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Ridgewood Water Customers

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — The boil water advisory for Ridgewood Water customers has been lifted, officials announced Friday.
The advisory had been in place since Wednesday afternoon after Ridgewood Water officials notified residents that E.coli bacteria and fecal indicators had been found in a groundwater sample taken from the utility’s low pressure zone, which services all of Glen Rock and parts of Ridgewood and Wyckoff.
The positive water sample was taken from groundwater, meaning it was not in the utility’s main water supply.
Samples collected throughout the low pressure zone were tested and free of E.coli, Ridgewood Water said in a statement Friday.
The lab that collected the contaminated sample Tuesday, but did not inform Ridgewood Water of the contamination until Wednesday, officials said.
Officials will also review how the utility notifies customers.
"The health and safety of our customers in paramount."
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