Newton, NJ – The Town just received word that seven out of eight locations tested
for water sampling passed. Therefore,
the Town must re-test the one location that failed and the boil water notice is still in effect for the Town of Newton.
location is being re-tested as we speak and sent to the lab for analysis. The Town expects results from this test to be
available at approximately 5:00pm tomorrow.
Updates will continue to be posted on www.newtontownhall.com
under both the “Emergency Alerts” section on the left-hand side of the
homepage, as well as the Town Manager’s Blog on the right-hand side of same.
9-1-1 call will be issued by the Newton Police Department shortly. Also, the potable (drinkable) water
truck located across from the Municipal Building in Central Parking Lot #4 will
still be accessible for residents.
There is currently no change to
the Health Department rules that were promulgated yesterday by the Sussex
County Health Department. Any Newton or Andover food establishments
affected by the watermain break must still operate under these guidelines at
order for a food establishment to resume full operation the following requirements must be
met - Once water is restored to the food establishment, it can only be
used for washing utensils, general cleaning, hand washing and flushing of
wash-rinse-sanitize procedures as outlined in New Jersey State Sanitary
Code, Chapter 24 must be followed.
- NO food
preparation may be done with Newton water at this time.
bottled water may be used for the preparation of any food items until the
Newton Water has been tested and the laboratory results meet the New
Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s drinking water quality
standards. While establishments are
using bottled water for food preparation they must post a sign stating,
“Bottled Water In Use for All Food Preparation.”
- Only upon
notification by the Newton Water and Sewer Department of satisfactory
biological testing results can water obtained directly from faucets be
used for the preparation of food items.
- If a food establishment has any questions they should contact the Sussex County Department of
Environmental and Public Health Services during normal business hours at
973-579-0370 or online at www.sussex.nj.us/health.
Updates as conditions warrant. Thank you again for your patience.Thomas S. Russo, Jr., Town Manager