Message from NJ American Water on the safety of your tap water

Corona Virus and your drinking water:

New Jersey American Water continues to monitor situational updates provided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University as well as other state and federal organizations. They are continuously evaluating the situation and latest developments to determine how they can adopt and amend measures, as necessary, to support the communities they serve and their employees.

It is important for you to know that New Jersey American Water’s drinking water treatment barriers provide protection that includes filtration and disinfection of their surface water supplies (e.g., those from lakes, reservoirs, or rivers) and disinfection of their ground water sources (e.g., underground wells).  These treatments are effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. Their water meets all current federal and state drinking water requirements.

In an effort to keep our customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey American Water will be placing a moratorium and discontinuing service shut offs at this time. They will continue to evaluate this moratorium as more information becomes available. Additionally, New Jersey American Water will begin the restoration of service to previously shut-off customers. The restoration may take some time, but they will work as quickly and safely as possible. If your service has been turned off, prior to March 12, 2020, they will restart your service.

You can visit American Water’s website for more information.

For additional information about the coronavirus and drinking water and wastewater please visit:

•Environmental Protection Agency – Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual
World Health Organization – Water treatment practices effective against COVID-19, WHO says

For additional information about the coronavirus, please visit:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization