After Water Main Repairs, Some Residents May Experience Discolored Water
Monday, August 6, 2012 • 10:59am
WESTFIELD, NJ--Now that New Jersey American Water has repaired the 48-inch water transmission main on Portland Ave. in Scotch Plains that broke on July 31, some residents may experience discolored water, according to the company. Customers experiencing this problem should let the water run until it becomes clear.
On August 3, New Jersey American Water lifted outdoor watering restrictions on the 17 municipalities in Somerset and Union Counties that are served by the water main, including Westfield Township, after it replaced 18 feet of the damaged pre-stressed concrete main with a section of pipe made from ductile iron.
“New Jersey American Water thanks our customers in Somerset and Union Counties, particularly those in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, for their patience during the repairs and for limiting water use,” said New Jersey American Water Vice President Stephen P. Schmitt in a press release.