We have learned about a “boil water advisory” for this particular section of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The advisory was released by the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority on Monday, May 20, 2024 … and, that directed to residents of Florida Avenue, between Arctic and Fairmount Avenues.

Here is what you need to know:

Effective immediately and until further notice, the 21 customers on Florida Ave between Arctic Avenue and Fairmount Avenue that are connected to temporary water service are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

They Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority also recommends the following measures:

  • Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes made with tap water since the temporary service was installed;
  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;
  • Do not swallow water while showering or bathing;
  • Rinse hand-washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution (one tablespoon 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 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:
  • Provide pets with drinking water that has been boiled and then cooled.

Water is being tested to confirm that it is safe.

Additionally, two cases of water (per-home) is being distributed to those who are affected.

You can reach the Atlantic City MUA at (609) 345-3315 or email them at service@acmua.org

You may also view their web site at www.acmua.org for further updates.

SOURCE: Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority.

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