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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012

Contact: Lawrence Ragonese (609) 292-2994
Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795
Bob Considine (609) 984-1795

BOIL-WATER ADVISORY LIFTED BY MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY FOR
CUSTOMERS IN EIGHT MUNICIPALITIES

(12/P140) TRENTON - The boil-water advisory for 233,000 customers of the Middlesex Water Company in eight municipalities in Middlesex and Union counties has been lifted this afternoon after the system’s power was fully restored, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

The boil-water advisory had been issued on Monday due to the loss of primary electrical service and the failure of backup generators caused by Hurricane Sandy. The power systems were restored Tuesday, with the resumption of normal water service.

Middlesex Water Company serves all of Woodbridge Township, Carteret, Metuchen and South Amboy, plus portions of Clark, Edison, South Plainfield and Sayreville.

The water utility is advising customers to flush their water systems by running faucets for three to five minutes. The utility also recommends that customers empty and clean automatic ice makers and chillers, drain and refill water heaters if the temperature had been set to below 113 degrees, and run water softeners and cartridge filters through several regeneration cycles. Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled.

Customers with questions should contact the Middlesex Water Company at 732-634-1500 or visit www.middlesexwater.com

For information on water treatment systems in New Jersey that remain under boil-water advisories, please visit: www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/boil_water.htm

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