Aug 15, 2020

SUEZ announced that the boil water advisory issued for residents and businesses in Jersey City has been lifted as of 5:15pm this afternoon. Additional water quality samples from the distribution network taken on August 14th confirmed that the drinking water quality meets all regulatory requirements and it is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water. Sample results were processed through a certified laboratory and results were verified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

To view the official notice, click here.

“We would like to thank all Jersey City residents and businesses for their patience during this difficult time,” stated Xavier Castro, President of SUEZ Environmental Services. “We understand that a boil water advisory disrupts daily routines. We apologize for the inconvenience while we were working to confirm the quality of the water.”

The boil water advisory was issued as a result of a positive E. coli bacteria test result taken at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. Upon receiving the result, SUEZ immediately notified local officials, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and following consultation with both notified the Jersey City community.

The following measures are recommended at this time:

  • Run water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush the service connection and interior plumbing
  • Empty and clean automatic ice makers and water chillers
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Run water softener/cartridge filters through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the product manufacturer
  • Drain and refill water reservoirs in tall buildings (as applicable)


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