UPDATED: Montclair Boil Water Advisory Lifted, Main Break At Siena Building
A water main break took place at the Siena building at 48 South Park Street in Montclair.
-By Eric Kiefer (Patch Staff), originally posted on July 29, 2016
Update: The Montclair Water Bureau lifted the below Boil Water Advisory on Friday afternoon. “The Water Bureau is pleased to report that the repairs have been completed and subsequent water quality testing shows the water quality to be safe,” town officials stated.
MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair authorities issued a Boil Water Advisory after a water main break took place on Tuesday at the Siena building at 48 South Park Street. According to a township news release, the Boil Water Advisory includes residents and businesses within the Siena building on both Church and South Park Streets.
The break has caused customers to be without water or to experience a significant loss of pressure, the Montclair Water Bureau stated.
“A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. As a precaution, we are implementing a Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory,” town officials stated.
Officials recommend that “effective immediately and until further notice,” residents should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using for:
- preparing foods, washing vegetables and fruit
- making ice cubes
- taking medications
- brushing teeth
- mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks
“Please continue to boil your water or use bottled water until you are notified that the water quality is satisfactory,” officials advised.
The Montclair Water Bureau also recommended the following measures:
- 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
- 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 micro-organisms
- Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries
- Provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled (and cooled)
Township officials said that the advisory will remain in effect until “repairs are completed and testing shows the water quality to be safe.” Officials plan to notify residents when the boil water advisory is lifted.
Residents with questions can contact the Montclair Water Bureau at 973-744-4600