Bayonne’s water company will be performing a three-day project next week that could leave residents with discolored water, officials said.
Suez announced in a letter to residents that it will be conducting valve exercises along its aqueducts, which are the primary source of water supply and distribution to the city. These exercises are scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 28, weather permitting, officials said.
Valve exercises include locating and cleaning out valve boxes, and rotating the valves to the closed position to ensure they can be turned off during a water emergency.
The water company told residents they may experience water discoloration, but it should not last for more than one to two hours. Residents with discolored water are advised to run their cold water until it clears.
If your water does not run clear after two hours, please contact customer service at 888-434-0518 during normal business hours. After hours please call Suez’s 24-hour emergency number at 201-273-4980, officials said.
Water quality standards will be met will the work is conducted. but Suez recommends that people avoid washing white clothes if they notice discolored water.
Residents with questions regarding the project are asked to contact Suez during standard business hours.