Community Announcements

Flushing of Belmar’s Water System to Begin with Switch-Over

BELMAR, NJ — With Belmar’s seasonal switch-over from its own wells to New Jersey American Water Co. water, a comprehensive flushing of the entire water system will begin on Tuesday, October 10.

Belmar Public Works Department will conduct the flushing between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. for the next several nights.

Because there may be temporary discoloration of the water and/or a decrease of pressure when the flushing is occurring, the borough is asking residents to avoid running their tap water, or using the washing machine or dishwasher during that time. If there is discoloration, it advises that the cold water be run through the taps until it becomes clear.

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Flushing the water mains is designed to improve water quality by removing sediment that builds up at the bottom of the system’ pipelines over time. It does not pose a risk to the general public.

From October through May, Belmar purchases its water from Voorhees-based New Jersey American Water Co. During the summer months, it switches to its own water system, which consists of four wells, according to the borough’s 2017 Water Quality Report. In that report, which can be obtained by clicking here, no violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act were found in 2016.

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