Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Borough undergoing spring hydrant flush
A regularly scheduled spring hydrant flush is underway through April 26 in Brielle. The borough announced it will flush hydrants, which could create a disruption of water pressure and discoloration, though water is safe to drink. The hydrant flushing is scheduled for late evening hours. The process began April 21 and should last through April 26. For questions, call borough department of public works at (732) 528-6600.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Public works flushing Belmar hydrants between 8pm-4am
An issue with discolored water out of Belmar faucets will lead the water company to flush the borough's hydrants starting tonight. American Water and the Borough of Belmar announced the water is safe to drink but a discoloration exists. Between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. March 25 the water company will begin to open hydrants and flush the system in hopes of stopping the problem. "Many of our residents in town have experienced increased problems with discolored water in recent days and weeks. Belmar's Department of Public Works has met with American Water Company regarding this ongoing problem. The water, while discolored in some neighborhoods is safe to drink and use," announced the borough this afternoon. Belmar's department of public works will …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Manasquan Water Department says discolored water is harmless
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…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Squan residents may experience discolored water
Manasquan Public Works on Monday began a two week-long fire hydrant flush, according to a release from Superintendent Tom Nicastro. Residents may experience discoloration of their tap water during the flushing scheduled to last through Friday, April 27, Nicastro said. The discoloration is harmess, Nicastro said, but residents can eliminate it by running their faucets until it disappears, Nicastro said. The flushing comes as the borough plans its switch to a new water treatment facility. The grand opening of the $3.8 million plant was expected for February, but unforseen problems, including the discovery of an underground storage tank requiring remediation, have delayed the process.