Hydrant Flushing May Affect Service to Homes From March 18 to April 28

Each year, New Jersey American Water flushes the pipes in its water distribution system. This is an essential part of their system maintenance program, which helps them to continue to provide you with high-quality water service. Hydrant flushing will begin in Ocean City during the week of March 18 and continue until April 28.

When crews are in your area, customers may notice a drop in water pressure or discolored water. Discolored water may occur because the sediment in water mains gets stirred up when the fire hydrants are used and when the flow of water in mains changes. This is normal. If this happens, it is not harmful. Simply let your cold water run until it is clear.

New Jersey American Water will use their phone/text/email customer notification system to notify customers before they begin flushing in the community.

Customers must opt-in to these types of non-emergency alerts by:

  • Logging into MyWater, their customer portal, at mywater.amwater.com.
  • On the Alert Settings tile, click on the Edit button, which will take you to the page where you can update your contact information and preferences.
  • Not an account holder? We still want to keep you informed. If you live, rent, work or spend time in a community served by New Jersey American Water, but are not a direct customer of theirs, you can still sign up for CodeRED to receive water-related alerts. Text WATER to 99411 or visit AWCodeRed.com to sign up for alerts. 
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