Water and Sewer Utilities Director Andrea Adebowale announced today that the City’s water remains safe for drinking and bathing. There has been no bacterial contamination. Residents are advised to flush the water in their homes for 5-10 minutes to clear out any remaining discoloration.
Three separate and unrelated incidents this week led to the discoloration of Newark’s water:
While most portions of the City are no longer affected by discolored water, residents who have discolored water should call (973) 733-3654 or e-mail the City at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities will investigate and flush the mains where possible. The phone line is operational 24 hours a day