Power outage sparks boil water advisory in Hanover

HANOVER — A boil water advisory has been put in place Thanksgiving in the Cedar Knolls section of the township due to the widespread power outage Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority said a power failure on Thursday morning has caused some customers within its service area to be without water or have a significant loss of pressure.
More than 2,000 customers of Jersey Central Power & Light were without power Thursday morning in Hanover, but, as of noon, only about 146 were still without power in Hanvoer.
"As a precaution, we are implementing a limited Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory."
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water."
The SMCMUA also recommended the following measures: Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes made with tap water during the day of the advisory; Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking; Do not swallow water while showering or bathing; Rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (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 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; Provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled and cooled.
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