Regulators probe NJ American Water after main break

Regulators have launched a full investigation into New Jersey American Water about a water main break that left 22 Monmouth County towns without service back in June.

The Board of Public Utilities is investigating whether the company should have made repairs to a 40-year-old wooden bridge that sat above three major pipes to its Swimming River plant.

The bridge collapsed on June 29, causing boil water advisories for 285,000 customers.

The company claims the bridge was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. It says two evaluations performed after the storm showed the section was within regulations.

Investigators must submit their findings by Nov. 15.

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