United Water Issues Boil Water Advisory for Some in Fort Lee, Cliffside Park
About 5,000 customers are being asked to boil their water for the next 24 to 48 hours.
United Water officials issued a “boil water” advisory Thursday for about 5,000 customers in Fort Lee and Cliffside Park, after a large water main break Wednesday evening at Palisade Avenue and Bluff Road.
“Emergency workers have been working through the night and this morning to complete the repair to the [30-inch] water main,” the company said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. “Officials expect the repair to be completed sometime [Thursday].”
According to United Water, businesses and residents living in the following Fort Lee areas are advised to boil water for one minute before consumption:
- 730 – 1300 Palisade Avenue
- King Court
- Kensington Drive Norman Drive
- Tower Drive
- Lenox Court
- Victoria Place
Showering and washing dishes or clothing are safe to do without boiling water, according to the company. The advisory could last 24 to 48 hours.
For updated information, refer to United Water New Jersey's website or call 800-422-5987.