BERKELEY – Good news if you live in the township. Mayor Carmen Amato has confirmed to Jersey Shore Online that the boil water advisory has been lifted.
According to Mayor Amato and the Berkeley Township Municipal Utilities Authority, the advisory was lifted on July 24. A Nixle alert was sent out to residents on Saturday afternoon.
On July 19, customers of the Berkeley Township MUA were notified of a detection of E. Coli in the water distribution system that serves the township and everyone was urged to boil the tap water before using it.
After five days and extensive testing, the MUA has deemed the water quality safe again.
While it is no longer necessary to boil the water before you use it, officials say the following measures are strongly encouraged to continue until further notice:
·Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
·Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
·Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
·Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
·Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled (as applicable).
Berkeley Township MUA officials said that they apologize for any inconvenience and thanked all residents affected for their continued patience in this matter.
If anyone has additional quesitons or concers, they are welcome to contact Brian P. Blair, the Chief of Operations for the MUA at 732-237-0100.
Officials said more details are available at berkeleymua.org.