New Jersey American Water has changed its water treatment program. If your water is supplied by the company, you may have noticed a change in the smell and taste of your water. 

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Helmut Seisenberger

On April 10, the reintroduction of chloramines into the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Necks and Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune will begin.

The short change in the water treatment may have left some customers questioning the chlorine smell and taste of their water.

As a part of an annual maintenance program, for the past three months, New Jersey American Water changed their process of treating water, from a chloramine (combination) residual to free chlorine residual.

This change occurred in efforts perform routine maintenance on its chemical feed system and remove any residual ammonia from the distribution system.

During the transition, some residents may have noticed a change in their water. In the coming weeks, with the reintroduction of the original chloramine water treatment process, the taste and smell of chlorine will subside.

Towns this treatment change applies to includes:

  • Aberdeen Township
  • Allenhurst
  • Asbury Park City
  • Avon
  • Belmar
  • Bradley Beach
  • Colts Neck Twp
  • Deal
  • Eatontown
  • Elberon
  • Fair Haven
  • Highlands
  • Homldel Twp
  • Interlaken
  • Keansburg
  • Lake Como
  • Little Silver
  • Loch Arbor Village
  • Long Branch City
  • Matawan
  • Middletown Twp
  • Monmouth Beach
  • Neptune City
  • Neptune Twp
  • Ocean Grove
  • Ocean Twp
  • Oceanport
  • Point Pleasant
  • Red Bank
  • Rumson
  • Sea Bright
  • Shorelands
  • Shrewsbury
  • Shrewsbury Twp
  • Tinton Falls
  • Union Beach
  • Wanamassa
  • West Long Branch

For more information and to learn about water quality: New Jersey American Water.

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