MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown and Morris Plains residents are being advised by the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (SMCMUA) that an emergency water repair will be taking place. 

The water authority has declared a precautionary water emergency that will remain in effect for the next 72 hours or until repairs are complete. Residents are required to reduce all "discretionary water usage" and refrain from watering the lawn, washing cars and other extraneous uses, said town officials.

The emergency will remain in effect now through Monday, June 22 at 2pm.

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During the repair, water is safe to drink but residents may experience reduced water pressure, said water officials.  When service is restored to normal, customers may experience cloudy and/or discolored water, they said. If discolored water is seen, flush the internal cold water plumbing lines until all faucets run clear starting at the lowest level of your home or business and work your way up, they advised.

Residents with questions can call the customer service center at 973-326-6880

 

**This article was updated to reflect the water emergency is in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains**

 

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