Health & Wellness

New Jersey American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orange


VOORHEES, NJ (October 30, 2017) – As the result of loss of water pressure from a 20-inch water main break in Montclair Township, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure only for residents in parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orange. The main break occurred in Montclair Water Bureau’s system, but due to an interconnect between this system and New Jersey American Water’s system serving part of Little Falls and West Orange, the company is  issuing this boil water advisory to its impacted customers.  

Please note that this is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. There is no evidence of any contamination.  New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.  

New Jersey American Water customers on the following streets are advised to boil water according to the recommendations below.

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In Cedar Grove:

  • Glen Rock Road

  • Brown Ridge Court

  • Granite Drive

  • Oak Wood Court

  • Lenape Trail

  • Brook Ridge Court


In Little Falls, N.J.:

  • Brown Ridge Court

  • Chestnut Ridge Court

  • Clove Road

  • Dogwood Way

  • Ethel Drive

  • Francisco Avenue, from Ethel Drive to Long Hill Road

  • Glen Rock Road

  • Granite Drive

  • Highland Avenue, from Normal Avenue to Long Hill Road

  • Houston Road

  • Ironwood Way

  • Jean Drive

  • Kingwood Court

  • Kingwood Drive

  • Long Hill Road, from Houston Road to Upper Mountain Avenue

  • Notch Park Road

  • Oak Crescent Road

  • Overlook Road

  • Overmount Road

  • Ridge Road, from Tanglewood Road to Reservoir Drive

  • Sally Jean Court

  • Sigtim Drive

  • Stephen Place

  • Stone Ridge Court

  • Tanglewood Drive

  • Tivoli Court

  • Woods Road

  • The Village of Little Falls, Montclair State University


In West Orange, N.J.:

  • 10 – 24 Mountain Avenue

Until further notice, customers should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling before using for consumption, drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth. Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.

New Jersey American Water also recommends the following steps:

  • Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;

  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;

  • Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in diluted bleach (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.  

  • Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;

  • Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;

  • Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;

  • Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.

Please be advised that the company is doing all it can to make sure water is of the highest quality. New Jersey American Water will notify customers as soon as the advisory is lifted. Updates will also be provided on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages - @njamwater. If customers have any questions they may call 1-800-272-1325.

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