Hurricane Ida: Passaic Valley Water Customers Remain Under Boil Water Notice

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A boil water notice issued by Passaic Valley Water Commission remains in place almost two weeks on from when it came into effect.

The notice was originally issued on September 2, and applies to customers living in Clifton, Passaic and Patterson. Flooding from Hurricane Ida contaminated the reservoir, and residents were asked to boil their water as a precautionary measure.

Since the advisory was issued, Passaic Valley Water Commission has provided free bottled water to Passaic, Patterson and Clifton residents, but residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of information about the Commission’s reservoir cleaning efforts.

Yesterday (Tuesday, September 14) the Water Commission posted a Twitter update that aimed to correct misinformation about the boil water advisory.

The post assured customers that a rumor that E. coli was in the water was untrue. It also asked customers to continue to boil their water “out of an abundance of precaution”.

There is currently no update on how long the boil water notice will remain in place.

You can learn more about boil water notices and what they entail here.

  • Laura Shallcross
    Senior Editor

    Laura is a passionate residential water treatment journalist who holds an undergraduate degree in Print Journalism and a master’s degree in Creative Writing. Over a span of 5 years she's written on a range of topics including water softening, well water treatment, and purification processes.

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