American Water on behalf of the Township of North Brunswick
Fall 2020 Water Main Flushing Program Begins October 11th
American Water and the Township of North Brunswick are committed to continuously supplying the residences and businesses of North Brunswick with drinking water that meets and surpasses regulatory requirements. Water samples are taken and analyzed daily to ensure compliance with safe drinking water regulations.
To enhance the drinking water quality, each Fall the Township conducts an aggressive Water Main Flushing Program to systematically “flush” water mains in the distribution system. The water is released by sequentially opening the Township’s fire hydrants and flushing water from the pipelines. Flushing water through the pipes at high velocities removes potential buildup in pipes.
This year the Fall program begins on October 11th and will continue into November. The American Water hydrant flushing crew will be working in your neighborhoods at different intervals throughout the program period.
You Should Know That...
General flushing will be performed Sunday evenings through Friday mornings, between the hours 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. It may be necessary to perform some flushing during normal business hours.
The water supply to customers is not turned off during flushing.
Residents may notice some water discoloration in the early morning hours if American Water has been flushing mains in your neighborhood. Just let the cold-water tap run for a few minutes until the water runs clear.
If you are running water when we are flushing, you could get some discolored water. If this happens, you should not run your hot water or do any laundry. Turn on and run your cold water until it clears, then flush your hot water tank by opening the valve at the bottom of the tank. If you are doing laundry, do not dry these clothes; washing the items again will usually take care of this problem.
If you have any questions, please call American Water at 1-732-297-7332.