BELMAR, NJ — With Belmar’s seasonal switchover from its own wells to New Jersey American Water Co. water, a comprehensive flushing of the entire water system began last night, October 5.
Belmar Public Works Department will conduct the flushing between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. for the next several nights.
Because there may be temporary discoloration of the water and/or a decrease of pressure when the flushing is occurring, the borough is asking residents to avoid running their tap water, or using the washing machine or dishwasher during those hours. If there is discoloration, it advises that the cold water be run through the taps until it becomes clear.
Flushing the water mains is designed to improve water quality by removing sediment that builds up at the bottom of the system’s pipelines over time. It does not pose a risk to the general public.
From October through May, Belmar purchases its water from Camden-based New Jersey American Water Co. During the summer months, it switches to its own water system, which consists of four wells, according to the borough’s 2020 Water Quality Report. Click here to view that report, which found no violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in 2019.
For more information, call the borough offices at 732-681-3700.
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