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New Jersey American Water issues mandatory outdoor water restriction for parts of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties

36-inch main break in Somerville and increased demand due to heat wave are prompting notice

New Jersey American Water is issuing a mandatory water conservation order for customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system, including parts of Belle Mead, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cranbury, Far Hills, Flemington, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Manville, Montgomery, Peapack, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton,  Raritan Borough  Raritan Township, Readington, Somerville, Tewksbury, Three Bridges, West Windsor, Whitehouse, Whitehouse Station, Bedminster and Bernards Township.

Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water works to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville, N.J. and restore the flow of water to its system. Customers may experience reduced water pressure and/or discolored water during the repair process, which is expected to take approximately 96 hours. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

Impacted customers were notified via the company’s emergency notification system, asking them to eliminate outdoor water use such as irrigation or sprinkler watering of lawns, washing cars and filling of pools until further notice.

New Jersey American Water thanks its customers for their cooperation in refraining from non-essential outdoor use during this repair, and also using water wisely indoors and out throughout the summer to continue to ensure a plentiful supply for everyone.

The company will issue a follow up communication when this restriction is able to be lifted. Updates are also available on the website at, under Alerts.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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