Boil water advisory issued for parts of Monmouth County

All of Highlands borough is affected and portions of Sea Bight and Middletown townships.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 10:03 AM

Updated 37 days ago

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A boil water advisory has been issued for parts of Monmouth County due to construction workers hit a 6-inch water main during a sewer rehab project.

Affected areas include:

  • All of Highlands
  • Properties located north of Shrewsbury Way in Sea Bright
  • Properties located east of the intersection of Washington Lane and Hartshorne Road in Middletown Township
Customers are instructed to boil their water before using it.

New Jersey American Water recommends the following steps:

  • Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory.
  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Do not swallow water while showering or bathing.
  • Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water, most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms.
  • Use only water that has been boiled (and cooled) to treat minor injuries.
  • Rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle.
New Jersey American Water says it will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted. For more information, click here.


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