Cinnaminson, New Jerset, August 22nd, 2022
Seven Bergen County towns were under a boil water advisory Friday, July 22, after tests revealed E. coli within the distribution system. The following seven counties were affected: Fairview, Cliffside Park, Ridgefield, Edgewater, Fort Lee, Palisades Park, and Leonia. Veolia Water New Jersey, the utility formerly known as Suez, published a map online showing areas covered by the alert.
The utility said it was “continuously monitoring and testing the system” and would alert residents when the advisory would be lifted. According to Veolia’s advisory they included instruction on how to boil the water to kill the bacteria and other organisms that will cause adverse reactions. E. coli presents a more serious health risk to infants, young children, older people, and those with compromised immune systems.
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