New Jersey American Water issues mandatory water conservation until further notice


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New Jersey American Water is issuing a mandatory water conservation order for customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system.

Affected towns include Belle Mead, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cranbury, Far Hills, Flemington, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Manville, Montgomery, Peapack, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton, Raritan Borough, Raritan Township, Readington, Somerville, Tewksbury, Three Bridges, West Windsor, Whitehouse, Whitehouse Station, Bedminster and Bernards Township.

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Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water works to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville and restore the flow of water to its system, according to information provided by the company on June 29.

Customers may experience reduced water pressure and/or discolored water during the repair process, which is expected to take approximately 96 hours.

New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible, according to the statement.

Impacted customers were notified via the company’s emergency notification system, asking them to eliminate outdoor water use such as irrigation or sprinkler watering of lawns, washing cars and filling of pools until further notice.

The company will issue a follow up communication when this restriction is able to be lifted. Updates are also available on the website at, under Alerts.

For more information and more tips on how to conserve water, visit

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