RED BANK—The Borough of Red Bank has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure to resident on several streets.
A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street has resulted in the advisory for residents living on Spring Street, between Elm Place and Tower Hill Avenue; Manor Drive; and Harding Road, between Horace Place and Tower Hill Avenue.
Borough officials note that the advisory is a standard precaution, taken whenever pressure is lost in municipal pipes because of a main break.
As a precaution, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires the borough to issue the following advisory: The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat of the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. Therefore, until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption; drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth. Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.
We also recommend the following steps:
*Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;
*Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
*Rinse hand-washed dishes for one minute in diluted bleach (one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;
*Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;
*Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;
*Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;
*Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
The Red Bank Water Utility is addressing the issue and it is expected that the precautionary measure will be over in the next 24 hours. Borough officials will notify residents as soon as the advisory is lifted
Anyone with questions may call 732-530-2770.