Boil water alert continues in New Jersey

April 14, 2009 7:18:27 AM PDT
All residents of Ridgefield are being told to boil their water after an early morning main break that caused major disruptions in the community Monday. The 36-inch water main broke under a house at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Chestnut Street at around 5:45 a.m.

It sent torrents of water flooding nearby streets.

United Water spokesman Rich Henning said the break caused decreased water pressure for thousands of customers in Ridgefield, Palisades Park and Fairview.

Pressure was restored for most customers around 8 a.m., but the boil water directive would remain in effect as a precaution.

Customers were advised to boil their water for one minute for the following uses: drinking, cooking, baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets or other consumption.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick


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