Water pressure was restored to New Jersey American Water customers in nine communities in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties but a boil water advisory remains in effect.

The water utility said the leak in a transmission line that closed down Possumtown Road in Piscataway has been isolated and repairs are underway.

As repairs are made, there may be some discoloration to the water. If this happens customers should run cold water out of the tap in the lowest part of their home for 3-5 minutes before boiling it for eating or drinking.

Sampling may take up to 48 hours to confirm that quality standards are being met before the boil water advisory is lifted.

Free bottled water is being distributed at these locations Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.:

  • 495 Sidney Road, Piscataway
  • 4000 Hadley Road, South Plainfield
  • 100 New Market Road, Dunellen
  • Warinanco Park @ the Ice-Skating Center, 1 Park Dr, Roselle
  • 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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