Changes In The Water For Jersey City Area Residents
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 17, 2012
What’s going on with the, Jersey City, water? It tastes different and it even smells different. United Water says its customers should not be alarmed.
The change in the water being supplied to the Jersey City area through the Boonton reservoir is being attributed to the recent cool nights, causing the surface water to cool and sink to the bottom of the reservoir. Todd Dunn of United Water says this is a natural occurrence that happens during the spring and fall seasons and reassures customers there are no health risks.
“We are taking the water that’s closest to the top so that we can get people back to the water quality that they are used to and we’re also flushing the system, which basically means we are opening hydrants within the city so that we can get some of the water that has some of the taste and odor with it, and flush that out of the system.”
Dunn says the odor may get stronger when using hot water, but says it should be back to its normal state within a day or so.
© 2012 WBGO News
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