VOORHEES, NJ (November 1, 2017) – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the precautionary boil water advisory that was issued for customers in parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orange. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards.

The advisory was issued on Oct. 30, as a precautionary measure following a main break in Montclair Water Bureau’s system, which has an interconnect with New Jersey American Water’s system serving these customers.

Customers should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking using these guidelines for flushing:

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  • Run all cold water faucets in your home for 3-5 minutes at one time at the highest flow rate that you can without causing splashing or flooding of drains.

  • To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard.

  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.  Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines specified in the owner’s manual.  

  • Run drinking water fountains for one minute at the highest flow rate possible.  

New Jersey American Water appreciates its customers’ cooperation.  If customers have any questions, they may call 1-800-272-1325. Additional information is also available on New Jersey American Water’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under the Alerts Notifications section, as well as on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages - @njamwater.