The water main here dates to 1901, however the company has not had any problems with it in the past

The company is going door-to-door to hand out bottled water to the individuals impacted by the water main break

New Jersey American Water redirected water flow to preserve pressure to customers, which can kick up sediment in water pipes. Eschbach said these customers should let their water run until the sediment clears, but they do not need boil water.

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