NJ SANDY 103012 HURRICANE SANDY AFTERMATH TUES OCT 30 ,2012 High tides forced boats out of their moorings and onto the shore line of Cheesequake Creek in Old Bridge Twp. New Jersey. NEW JERSEY ON MON OCT 29,2012 MARK R. SULLIVAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/HOME NEWS TRIBUNE / MARK R SULLIVAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPH
CENTRAL JERSEY - Damage from Hurricane Sandy has added drinking water to the list of affected utilities.
New Brunswick Water Utility has issued a boil water advisory, citing widespread power outages and damages.
Residents are being urged to bring their water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. Another option is to used bottled water.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
The two utility companies that service Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Union counties said Tuesday morning that while their facilities lost power during the storm, backup generators are keeping the plants online.
N.J. American Water and Middlesex Water have not issued any water-boil advisories.
Emergency management officials encourage New Jersey residents to store at least a gallon of emergency drinking water for every person in a household. Homes supplied by well water should store water in their tubs for toilet flushing in the event of a power outage or generator failure.
Middlesex Water spokeswoman Bernadette Sohler on Tuesday advised customers to conserve water.
My Central Jersey, Sergio Bichao