HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton residents serviced by Trenton Water Works (TWW) will remain under a Boil Water Advisory until Saturday afternoon. Even though the equipment that malfunctioned at the water-distribution system was fixed by the end of the day Friday, TWW is awaiting testing results.
The Boil Water Advisory will be lifted once those test results show that the water supply is deemed satisfactory.
TWW issued the advisory on Friday urging residents in Hamilton and the surrounding towns of Trenton, Ewing Township, and Lawrence Township to continue to boil their water as a result of "too low" chlorination levels that serve as a water disinfection process.
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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