A week on from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida in New Jersey, some boil water orders still remain.
The boil advisory for Hoboken and Jersey City has now been lifted, but residents in Passaic, Paterson and parts of Clifton and Woodland Park are still required to boil their water for now.
In a website update, a representative of Passaic Valley Water Commission wrote:
“Due to excessive run-off in the water system resulting from remnants of Hurricane Ida, it has been determined that water may not be safe for consumption as of 9/2/2021. A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.”
A video was shared to Facebook yesterday morning (Wednesday, September 9) by Passaic Mayor Hector Lora, who announced that the City Hall would be distributing water to affected residents.
Further updates are pending.
To learn more about boil water advisories and why they’re needed, click here.