Bloomfield, NJ – Bloomfield residents do not have to boil water, but water pressure is still low in some areas of the Township.
Water sampling and testing completed by the Township has confirmed the water is safe to drink and the requirement for boiling can be lifted.
“I know the past few days haven’t been easy as we waited for this clearance from the Department of Environmental Protection,” said Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia.
However, the Township has not yet returned to normal pressures. All residents are urged to conserve water. Measures you can take include:
– No use of water for outdoor activities such as washing vehicles, watering lawns, washing down sidewalks or other similar activities that can be delayed until water is fully restored.
– Taking shorter showers.
– Only using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines when they are fully loaded.
– Flushing toilets or bathroom fixtures only when necessary.
The Township adds that these measures are also requested of our commercial and business customers. Urging employees to limit water use is requested. Also reviewing any water dependent uses or processes your business may use and to determine ways to limit water use is greatly encouraged.
Taking these measures will reduce water use as well as help maintain pressure within our distribution system.
Blooomfield is currently working on major improvements to provide a more significant alternate source of water that will eliminate the current water pressure concern. The anticipated measures will go into effect within the next 24 to 48 hours.