BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Hydrant flushing in Belmar and Lake Como began on Monday, October 7.

In Belmar, daily flushing will occur from 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., and in Lake Como, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All sections of both towns are expected to be completed by Friday, October 11.

During the designated time for each municipality, residents may experience discolored water running, as well as low water pressure. While the discoloration is harmless, make sure to run cold water through the taps until it becomes clear and avoid laundering clothes during these times.

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The entire flushing process, designed to improve water quality by removing sediment that builds up at the bottom of a system’s pipelines over time, does not pose a risk to the general public, according the officials.

In conjunction with the hydrant flushing, Belmar this week switched over from its own water wells to New Jersey American Water Co. From October through May, Belmar purchases its water from the Voorhees-based water company. During the summer months, it draws water from its own system, which consists of four wells. To obtain a copy of Belmar’s 2019 Water Quality Report, click here.

Lake Como obtains its water year-round from New Jersey American Water Co. Its 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report can be found on the borough's website by clicking here.

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