New Jersey American Water is temporarily changing the water treatment process from a chloramine residual to free chlorine residual at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune. 

The temporary treatment process will begin the week of November 7, 2017 and continue until April 2018. Some customers might notice a slight taste and smell of chlorine in their water which is normal and is only temporary until the system maintenance is complete. Customers that wish to reduce the taste can place water in an uncovered glass container in the refrigerator overnight.

woman holding glass at water tap and filling water.
Helmut Seisenberger

During this change, customers water will continue to meet or surpass state and federal standards. New Jersey American Water will continue to monitor water quality in the system to ensure that customers receive great water quality.

The treatment change applies to the following communities: Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst, Asbury Park City, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck Township, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel Township, Interlaken, Keansburg, Lake Como, Little Silver, Loch Arbor Village, Long Branch City, Matawan, Middletown Township, Monmouth Beach, Neptune City, Neptune Township (incl. Ocean Grove), Ocean Township, Oceanport, Point Pleasant, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shorelands, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Township,Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Wanamassa, and West Long Branch.

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