WATCHUNG — A mandatory boil water advisory issued by New Jersey American Water on Wednesday was canceled Friday afternoon, according to the utility.

A water main break along Carrar Drive in Watchung, between Mountain Boulevard and Glen Eagle Drive, had resulted in NJAW imposing the advisory for both Watchung and Warren Township, according to a release, "until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory."

The company had said customers in the two municipalities might experience decreased water pressure as a result of the main break.

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If a boil water advisory is issued, according to NJAW, customers should bring their tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and cool before using, or opt for bottled water instead.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for:

  • Drinking (including for pets)
  • Preparing foods
  • Mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks
  • Washing vegetables and fruit
  • Cooking
  • Making ice
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing dishes


Customers are advised to keep abreast of future updates via the "Alerts" tab on New Jersey American Water's website, and to call 1-800-272-1325 with any questions.

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