Friday UPDATE -Newton Water Main Break

originally posted on November 24, 2016


NEWTON, NJ – The Boil Water advisory remains in effect, according to Newton officials.  They anticipate it will be necessary to boil water before using it for “several days.” The town is following New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection guidelines.  “Until further notice, residents should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using for consumption, drinking, washing of vegetables and fruit and brushing teeth,” town officials said.  “Residents should continue to boil water until they have been notified that the water quality is acceptable.”

The water buffalos are still available at the #1 fire house on Mill Street and the #2 fire house at Woodside Avenue.

As of 8:15 p.m. the Town of Newton said the repair area was being back filled.  Additionally, all valves were slowly being opened, increasing the pressure and water lines were being bled by running fire hydrants.  Full pressure could be anticipated around 10:15 p.m.  Officials remind residents that the boil water advisory remains in effect until further notice.

AT 6:25 p.m. the Town of Newton reported the work crews had replaced 18 feet of pipe.  They were in the process of tightening the last of the bolts on the new pipe.  They will then begin the process of turning the valves on flushing the hydrants to ease the water back into the system.

As of 5 p.m. the Town of Newton has issues a boil water advisory. As water begins to be restored please be sure to boil your water before using it.  They will notify residents when the advisory is lifted.

The Town of Newton reports Water and DPW crews have located the break and are still hard at work on the repair.  At this time they cannot give a time that the water service will be restored.

Drinking water is now also available at #2 Firehouse on Woodside Avenue.

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