TRENTON — A request for Trenton Water Works customers to restrict their use remains in effect on Monday.

The state Department of Environmental Protection, which issued the directive along with the city, said water production was back to a normal level on Monday after water was brought in from New Jersey American Water and Aqua American.

(Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

"There were some operational issues with filters which arose late last week which have been overcome," DEP spokesman Rob Geist said.

Engineering consultants were working with plant operators to fully restore operations to a normal standing, according to Geist.

Customers should continue to limit all water uses and refrain from any nonessential uses of water, according to the city-owned facility. The restrictions were in place for Trenton Water Works customers in Trenton along with parts of Hamilton, Hopewell, and Lawrence townships.

City officials said the problem could take several days to fix.

The utility company has faced criticism over water quality issues this year. Unsafe drinking water violations were found at the company's plant in June.

Geist said Trenton Water Works processes 27 million gallons of water a day.

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