Boil water advisory in parts of Bergen County

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

February 19, 2012 4:36:05 PM PST
A boil water advisory has been issued in Bergen County from East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly south along Route 9W to the George Washington Bridge in northern Fort Lee.

United Water customers in sections of Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Tenafly and Fort Lee are ordered to boil their water before using it for drinking or cooking purposes.

The boil water order is a precautionary measure following a main break in the area.

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

Water does not have to be boiled for showering or washing clothes.

United Water emergency crews will collect water samples to monitor the safety of the drinking water.

It typically takes 24-48 hours to administer tests to two sets of samples and receive results, so it is important for customers in the affected area to continue to boil water until further notice.

Customers will be further notified through an additional "call out" by telephone.

For current information customers call 800-422-5987 or visit United Water's website.


United Water New Jersey serves 800,000 people in Bergen and Hudson counties.

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