HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton residents serviced by Trenton Water Works (TWW) are under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice due to an equipment malfunction at the water-distribution system.
TWW issued an updated advisory at around 10:20am on Friday urging residents in Hamilton and the surrounding towns of Trenton, Ewing Township, and Lawrence Township to continue to boil their water until further notice as a result of "too low" chlorination levels that serve as a water disinfection process. TWW said they are working to rectify the problem, but implemented that Boil Water Advisory as a precaution until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory.
Customers serviced by TWW are advised to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The following is also recommended: discard uncooked food, beverages, or ice cubes made with tap water during the day of the advisory; keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking; do not swallow water while showering or bathing; rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle. Residents should furthermore use home filtering devices in place of boiling, or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms; only boiled water to treat minor injuries; provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled (and cooled).
TWW with further questions can contact the agency at (609) 989-3033 or log on to trentonnj.org.
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