TOMS RIVER – On May 30, SUEZ announced that it is fully prepared for the upcoming hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30.
“We closely monitor the weather and will be prepared to make any adjustments necessary to maintain customers’ water quality and service, the integrity of critical infrastructure like water treatment plants or supply dams and precious water supplies,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. “When the National Weather Service predicts a storm, our goal is to respond as quickly as possible to any emergency situations that may arise and to keep the water flowing and.”
SUEZ remarked that they are prepared to take all necessary measures, such as testing backup generators, ensuring that water storage facilities are full, and maintaining an extra supply of water treatment compounds.
According to SUEZ, company officials also work closely with local emergency response teams.
“Many local agencies and organizations team together with SUEZ to prepare for hurricanes and other severe storms,” said Mastrokalos. “We also urge our customers be weather ready by checking their personal emergency preparedness plans now,” he added.
Mastrokalos also remarked that customers should protect their property and take preparatory measures as well, like obtaining emergency supplies before an emergency strikes.
“While SUEZ will always to do its best to maintain service during an emergency, we encourage our customers to store extra tap water in food-grade storage containers,” said Mastrokalos.
When preparing for an emergency, make sure to thoroughly clean containers before filling them with drinking water. Seal containers with the original top, label and date them, and do not store them in direct sunlight or near toxic substances.