Water Main Break Update/ Boil Water Advisory Friday February 5, 2016
The Township of Hopewell is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for residents within the Washington Crossing Estates homes served with municipal water, due to a line break.
This is a standard procedure whenever a loss of pressure occurs which may compromise the quality of your drinking water.
Hopewell Township is making every possible effort to resolve this situation, as a precaution, the Boil Water Advisory is required until testing of the water supply is completed and the water deemed satisfactory for consumption.
Effective immediately and until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using for:
- Preparing foods, washing vegetables and fruit.
- Making ice cubes.
- Taking medications.
- Brushing teeth.
- Mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks.
Hopewell Township also recommends the following steps:
- Throw away uncooked food of beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory.
- Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
- Rinse hand-washed dishes for a minute in dilute bleach (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 swallow water while you are showering or bathing.
- Provide pets with boiled water after cooling.
- Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filter will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms.
- Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
Please be advised that the Township of Hopewell is doing all it can to make sure that your water is of the highest quality.
We will notify our residents as soon as the advisory is lifted.
If you have an emergent question please call the Hopewell Township Health Department at (609) 737-0120 during business hours or Hopewell Township Police Non-Emergency number (609) 737-3100 on nights and weekends to speak to a Health Department representative.
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Water Main Break Friday February 5, 2016
A water main break has occurred forcing the water to be shut down to State Park Drive.
Hopewell Township crews will be working on repairing the break.
The time needed for repair is unknown at this time.
Phone Scam January 29, 2016
The Hopewell Township Police Department has received multiple calls today from Hopewell Valley residents regarding a phone scam. Residents report that a person identifies himself as being with the U.S. Treasury and advises the resident that they have failed to respond to a magistrate or a grand jury notice. Some messages threaten arrest or fines.
Residents are urged not to give out any personal information if they actually speak with the caller. Residents are also urged not to call the phone number provided if a message was left for them asking for a return call.
You may report an incident to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484 or send an email to email@example.com (Subject: “IRS Phone Scam”) describing the phone call you received.
If you are unsure if the phone call you received is a scam, you may contact the Hopewell Township Police Department at 609-737-3100 ext. 0 and ask to speak with a police officer.
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