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New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning

Water main flushing begins this week and continues through the fall

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This spring and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform its annual cleaning of the water distribution system to help ensure that customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Beginning this week, New Jersey American Water will begin annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built up in the pipe's inner walls.

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New Jersey American Water's Jerry Castrogiovanni flushing a hydrant in the company's Plainfield serv ...

New Jersey American Water's Jerry Castrogiovanni flushing a hydrant in the company's Plainfield service area. (Photo Credit: New Jersey American Water)

Flushing the water mains involves loosening sediment by pumping a high velocity of water into the pipes then out through open fire hydrants. The service areas that will be impacted and dates when flushing begins are posted at, under Alerts.

While water mains are being cleaned, it is common for customers to notice short periods of low water pressure or discolored water. If customers experience temporary water discoloration, New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until it is clear. The following steps are also encouraged:

In addition to viewing the schedule on the company's website, customers also have the option to be updated on the local flushing schedule via phone call, text or email by enrolling in New Jersey American Water's CodeRED customer notification system at

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit

New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs

Source: New Jersey American Water

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