MILLTOWN, NJ - There will be a water quality meeting this evening at the borough's Senior Center at 7 p.m. according to a Nixle advisory. Residents are invited to attend the hour long meeting to discuss water concerns. The borough recently put up a notice on the Milltown website informing residents that elevated lead levels have been found in some homes and buildings in the community.
The notice was posted on the website on January 16 and encourages residents to allow the water to run for 15 to 30 seconds before using. This practice can help to reduce lead exposure. The posting also tells residents to use cold water for cooking and for use in baby formula as well as to refrain from boiling water prior to use. Boiling water does not work to reduce lead levels. Additional information on how residents can get their water tested can be found on the Milltown Borough website.
Emergency water repairs are also being conducted today on a water main on Baier Avenue. Residents in the area may experience a harmless discoloration of their water due to the repairs according to a Nixle advisory.
The water quality meeting on January 22 is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Milltown Senior Center, which is located at 60 Violet Terrace.