Boil Water Advisory Issued For Beachwood



For Customers of the Beachwood Water Department

The Beachwood Water Department is providing notification that a water main break has occurred at the intersection of Ship Ave and Wave Street, in the Borough of Beachwood, which has caused some of our customers within our service area to be without water or may have experienced loss of pressure. A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. As a precaution, we are implementing a limited Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory.

What should I do? What does this mean?

Effective immediately and until further notice, customers within the impacted service area which is limited to the 300 and 400 Block of Spar Ave, Seaman Ave, and Beachwood Blvd, the 100 block through 400 Block of Ship Ave and Beach Ave, the 100 Block through the 300 Block of Tiller Ave, Halliard Ave and Ensign Ave are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices, or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

The following measures are also recommended:

  • Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes made with tap water during the day of the advisory;
  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
  • Do not swallow water while showering or bathing;
  • Rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (one tablespoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;
  • Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;
  • Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries;
  • Provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled (and cooled).

Please continue to boil your water or use bottled water until you are notified that the water quality is satisfactory. This advisory will remain in effect until testing shows the water quality to be safe.

We are working as quickly as possible to confirm your water quality. Thank you for your patience. If customers have any questions, please contact

Cliff Schiel at (732) 286-6015


Due to the impact of the water advisory, the Borough of Beachwood is providing free water to Beachwood residents. Please bring proof of residency.

Beginning this evening, November 6th, there will be free water available for Beachwood Residents. Water can be picked up at the Beachwood Community Center located at 147 Compass Avenue, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

Tomorrow, November 7th, and until further notice, the Borough is offering free water to Borough residents which can be picked up at the Beachwood Community Center located at 147 Compass Avenue, from 8am to 6pm.

Residents who are interested in obtaining water but unable to pick it up due to a disability, health issues, etc. and would like it delivered to your home, please contact the police department non-emergency number (732) 341-1249 and request to speak with a Beachwood Police officer. The Police Department and/or Department of Public Works will arrange to deliver the water to your residence.