The water is safe to drink.
Trenton Water Works lifted its boil water advisory for its customers in Trenton, Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell and Lawrence at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, after laboratory testing confirmed water from the TWW system met safety standards.
TWW issued a boil water advisory before 7 a.m. yesterday, Sept. 27, after an equipment malfunction left chlorine levels too low. Chlorine is used to disinfect the water, and make it safe to consume.
TWW initially predicted the advisory to last just a few hours. A TWW spokesman, when contacted by Community News, confirmed yesterday afternoon that the equipment issue had been fixed but the boil water advisory had to stretch into a second day while the utility awaited testing results from its lab. Those results were finally returned this afternoon, with TWW giving the all-clear just after 2 p.m.
TWW, in a statement, gave the following tips for its customers to ensure their safety with the advisory lifted:
- Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior
plumbing with water from the service main.
- Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
- Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees fahrenheit.
- Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration
cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
- Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled (as applicable).