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Elevated Level of Chlorine Reported in Hoboken Water System

Official say the level will not cause any health issues and the water remains safe to drink.

An elevated level of chlorine has been detected in the Hoboken water system.

United Water reported on Saturday the higher than normal residuals in the city's water supply. The elevated levels were a result of equipment malfunction at the Boonton Water Treatment Plant, according to a Nixle alert released by the city.

Repairs to the equipment have been completed, but Hoboken may still notice odor and taste issues while the water works its way through the distribution system. 

United Water officials stress the levels of chlorine in the water is below any levels affecting public health and the water remains safe to drink, the alert said.

“The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has been made aware of the situation and our crews are continuously monitoring chlorine levels to ensure water safety,” said Chris Riat, senior director of New Jersey contract operations for United Water. “There is no corrective actions residents need to take and we appreciate their understanding and patience during this time.” 

Customers with questions can call United Water’s customer service number at 800-575-4433. Customers interested in learning more about the company can visit the website at www.unitedwater.com/hoboken.

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