Annual system maintenance may cause increase in taste and smell of chlorine in water
As part of its annual pipeline maintenance program, New Jersey American Water is temporarily changing the water treatment process at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant in Bridgewater, N.J., and its Canal Road Water Treatment Plant in Somerset, N.J., from chloramine to free chlorine.
The change began Feb. 1 and will last until the end of March. During this time period, customers may notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in their water. New Jersey American Water advises that this is normal and will only be temporary until the system maintenance is complete. Water quality will continuously be monitored to ensure that it meets or exceeds federal and state drinking water standards.
The temporary treatment change applies to New Jersey American Water customers in the following communities: Bedminster, Belle Meade, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Chester, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Dunellen, Elizabeth, Edison, Fanwood, Flemington, Franklin, Garwood, Green Brook, Hillside, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kenilworth, Kingston, Lawrence, Linden, Manville, Martinsville, Middlesex, Millstone, Montgomery, Mountainside, North Plainfield, Peapak/Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton, Raritan, Roselle, Roselle Park, Readington, Scotch Plains, Somerville, South Bound Brook, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, Tewksbury, Union and Westfield.