July 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM
BLOOMFIELD, NJ – LATEST UPDATE: Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has confirmed on his personal facebook page that, "All 11 samples have come back negative and the DEP has rescinded our water advisory. We are back to normal. It will be posted on the Web site and a reverse 911 call to residents will be out soon. I want to thank the efforts of our township engineers Paul Lasek and Anthony Marucci and Health Department staff Mike Fitzpatrick and Karen Lore. Please share with as many people as possible."
This announcement came on the heels of a 'Boil Water Advisory' that was issued for the Township of Bloomfield on Thursday night. Numerous area residents had raised concerns that the report of E. Coli in the drinking water was issued on Monday, but they were notified on Thursday night. Residents in communities surrounding Bloomfield had also become concerned about the drinking water in their towns when the 'Boil Water Advisory' was issued for Bloomfield.
Bloomfield officials had ordered 11 new samples to be tested on Friday and they came back all-clear today. The boil water advisory has now been lifted.
A formal update will be posted on the Township of Bloomfield's web site. For more information, contact Bloomfield Water Department Licensed Operator Anthony Marucci at (973) 680-4009.