A boil water advisory has been issued to Jersey City and Hoboken after damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
The advisory was issued on Thursday, August 2 by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection due to damage to the aqueduct in Cedar Grove Township, which resulted in an increase in turbidity levels and a decrease in chlorine residual.
SUEZ Water emergency crews fixed the aqueduct on Thursday evening, but the advisory remains in effect for the time being.
Yesterday, mobile water buffalo stations & bottled water were distributed throughout Jersey City from SUEZ Water.
In a Twitter update, City officials said that they would be setting up additional water distribution points in the following locations:
Ward A – Greenville Hospital – 1825 JFK Blvd
Ward B – Belmont & JFK Blvd (Top of Lincoln Park)
Ward C – County Courthouse – 595 Newark Avenue
Ward D – Bowers & Central Avenue (near Michael Yun’s former office)
Ward E – Jersey & Newark
Ward F – One Jackson Square (City Hall Annex)
There is no current estimate on how long it will take for clean water to be restored. You can read the latest update from SUEZ Water here.
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