Car crash damages Bloomfield water main, boil advisory in effect

by Jessica Mazzola, originally posted on July 7, 2016


BLOOMFIELD — Township residents are on a boil water advisory until further notice.

According to an emergency notification posted on the municipal website Thursday afternoon, a car accident caused “severe damage” to a water main, prompting the advisory.

“While at this time the presence of e-coli or fecal coliform has not been detected in the water system, water main breaks of this nature require the Township to sample and re-sample the water to verify that these contaminants have not been introduced into the water system,” the post reads.

The township is recommending that residents either use bottled water, or boil all water used for eating and drinking, brushing teeth, and washing dishes for at least one minute before use.

Additional details on the accident were not immediately available.

Residents can receive additional information by reaching out to the water department at 973-680-4177.


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