Manasquan water faucets may be spitting out discolored water, but it's harmless and can be solved by leaving the water running until it's clear, officials said.
The Manasquan Water Department announced it will flush hydrants now through Jan. 11, and that this too could result in discolored water.
The hydrant flushing began Dec. 26. Since the hurricane, multiple water main breaks have been discovered throughout Manasquan, and the water department announced it will engage in a hydrant flushing program.
Is your water discolored? It's harmless, and run the faucet until the water runs clear — that's the advice from the water department, in an announcement on the borough website.
The last water main break was Dec. 20, but using hydrants for fire response has also led to discolored water, announced the borough:
The borough has experienced a large number of water main breaks since “Sandy”. The latest one was discovered Thursday, December 20th. That coupled with the unexpected openings of several borough fire hydrants may cause the water to become discolored for a time in your home. To eliminate this harmless discoloration, turn on faucets and leave open until the water runs clear. Thank you for your patience.
Information Regarding Fire Hydrant Flushing
Beginning Wednesday, December 26, through Friday, January11, the Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants. During this period you may experience discolored water. To eliminate this harmless discoloration, turn on faucets and leave open until the water runs clear.