JERSEY CITY, NJ - Residents of Jersey City may see discolored water running from their taps over the next week, but need not be concerned, city officials said.
The discoloring may be the result of ongoing repairs to the Jersey City aqueduct that runs from the Jersey City Waterworks under the Hackensack River.
The warning comes after an August boil water advisory that was issued after the discovery of E Coli in a portion of the city’s water supply, and accusations by some officials that the release of critical information had been late.
Running the water for a short time will likely get rid of the discolored water, but officials advise against washing white laundry.
The aqueduct, which runs from Boonton to Jersey City, carries the drinking water supply for the city. The repair, which started on Oct. 26, is expected to take about a week.If water does not clear within two hours, residents should callSUEZ at 1-800-575-4433.