LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s annual hydrant flushing is being conducted this week — from 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily — through Friday, September 25.

Residents may experience discolored running water, as well as low water pressure. While the discoloration is harmless, residents are advised to run cold water through their faucets until it becomes clear and to avoid laundering clothes during these times.

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

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Lake Como obtains its water from New Jersey American Water Co., coming from various sources that may include groundwater from the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer System. and surface water from the nearby Glendola Reservoir, Manasquan River/Reservoir, Shark River and Swimming River/Reservoir, according to the Camden-based company.

Click here for the borough’s 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report.

For more information, call the borough offices at 732-681-3232.

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