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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Water Emergency Update 10722-2


Emergency Notification (2)

Township of Bloomfield Water Department

October 7, 2022

The Township continues ongoing coordination with NJDEP representatives and three other water utilities. This unprecedented event has affected three counties and over three hundred thousand residents in several municipalities.

As of right now the township and the Newark Water System are waiting for repairs to be done to the North Jersey Water Commission line before Newark can proceed with the issues that are affecting Bloomfield.

Initially, this was supposed to be a six-hour repair in which the township temporarily tapped into our backup lines with Passaic Valley Water Commission. We will continue to establish these connections over the next several hours including the construction of a permanent interconnection. The permanent interconnection is expected to be operational within two to three days, depending on field conditions. The establishment of this interconnection should provide acceptable and reliable pressures until such time that we are reconnected to the Newark Water System.

If any residents are experiencing a full loss of water, please notify the Bloomfield Engineering Department at 973-680-4009. If lines are busy, please leave a message with your phone number and location and someone will return your call. You can also send an e-mail to

As a precaution, a boil water advisory remains in effect for the entire township, even if you are not experiencing low pressure. Bloomfield Water customers are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using, for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices, or drinks; washing vegetables, and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth, and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Boiling water is required even if your residence or business does not experience low pressure and should continue after pressures return to normal until further notice.

Further updates will be provided as the repairs continue.

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