Kearny Officials Announce Repair Work to Infrastructure That Supplies Water

Authorities today announced that SUEZ Water will be conducting repair work on the infrastructure that supplies water to the Town of Kearny on March 2nd and 3rd.

Officials say they do not expect there to be any interruption in water service during the repair process.

SUEZ states that drinking water will continue to meet or exceed water quality standards during and after the repair. It is possible that residents may notice some slight discoloration in tap water but this is not a cause for concern.

The boiling of drinking water will not be necessary.

SUEZ Water Released the following Public Statement:

“The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC) plans to repair the 84” main at the south end of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on March 2, 2019. The procedure will start at 11:00 p.m. and will continue until completion twelve (12) hours later on March 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Because of this shut down; Bayonne and Kearny, who receive water from NJDWSC, will switch to their Emergency Action Plans (EAP’s) and receive water from the Jersey City water system that comes from the Treatment Plant in Boonton, NJ.”

“Customers in these areas are not expected to experience any interruption in their water service while repairs are completed. Drinking water will continue to meet or exceed water quality drinking standards. Thank you for your patience as we continue to provide safe and reliable drinking water to the customers we serve.”

Customer Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is there a switch in my water supplier?

You currently receive water from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC). NJDWSC needs to repair an 84” main at the south end of its water treatment plant. In order to repair this main, they will have to shut down the main for 12 hours. Because of this shut down; Bayonne and Kearny, who receive water from NJDWSC, will switch to their Emergency Action Plans.

Q: Where is the water coming from now?

The Jersey City water system will feed Bayonne and Kearny from the South. Passaic Valley Water Commission will feed Kearny from the North.

Q: Is the water safe to drink?

Your water will continue to meet or exceed water quality drinking standards. We do not expect any service interruptions or changes to your water quality.