Residents ordered to boil water due to treatment malfunction
Jan. 16, 2018
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are advising residents in the Trenton area to boil tap water due to a water treatment plant malfunction.
Trenton Water Works issued the boil order Monday morning, and at 6 p.m. the state Department of Environmental Protection and the city of Trenton issued a water conservation notice for all Trenton Water Works Customers. NJ.com reports officials estimate normal water service will be restored by Tuesday.
DEP spokesman Robert Geist says the water utility's plant shut down operations at roughly 5 a.m. Monday due to elevated particulate haze and inadequate disinfection of delivered water.
He says the boil advisory includes downtown Trenton, Ewing and Hamilton townships, impacting around 35,000 residents.
Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com