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Updated 9/4: Hopewell Borough issues water conservation emergency alert

by Mary Galioto
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*UPDATED on 9/4: The restrictions were be lifted as of midnight Sunday 9/3/23.

Hopewell Borough’s water supply has been impacted by a major water-main break in the Princeton area. The incident has interrupted approximately 60% of the water supply to Hopewell Borough, provided by New Jersey American Water (NJAW), and the Borough’s single operating well cannot produce enough water to meet the Borough’s demand. While NJAW is working to repair the leak as quickly as possible, it is not known how soon service will be restored.

It is possible the Borough could run out of water before NJAW restores water service to the system (possibly as soon as Saturday morning). The Borough is asking everyone to conserve water as much as possible until service has been restored:

  • LIMIT WATER USE TO COOKING AND ESSENTIAL USES (TOILETS, ETC.) ONLY
  • AVOID DOING LAUNDRY UNLESS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL
  • NO OUTSIDE WATERING, WASHING CARS, ETC.

The Borough will notify residents as soon as water service has been restored.

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