Suez Water has announced that the boil water advisory will remain in effect Saturday as they await for collected water samples to be reviewed by water quality professionals and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
“Water quality samples have been collected and submitted to a certified laboratory. Once the samples have been fully analyzed by water quality professionals, the results will be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. If at that time the water meets all safe drinking water standards, the boil water advisory will be lifted,” Suez said in an update minutes ago.
“The entire process begins with the issue of the boil water advisory and in total typically takes at least 48 hours. Although it is a holiday weekend, the process is moving forward with an entire team dedicated to resolving the issue. We thank our customers for their continued patience.”
In Hoboken, a water tanker is available at 221 Monroe St., while bottled water is available at the Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand St. – with residents urged to only take what they need.
The individual Jersey City ward locations with potable will remain the same as yesterday, with the exception of Ward F, with the Beloved Community Charter School, located at 508 Grand St., being utilized today.
The advisory first went into effect on Thursday after the Cedar Grove aqueduct, which supplies water to Jersey City and Hoboken, was damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Ida and needed overnight repairs – which were completed on Friday.
Suez again came under fire in Jersey City after they botched their water deliveries yesterday, arriving four hours later than first initially advertised in at least one instance, as only HCV reported.