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UPDATE - September 24 - 8:00pm 9/24/99 - 8:00 pm
To: Municipalities served by Elizabethtown Water Company
Subject: Update on Elizabethtown's water supply


The Company "continues to restore capacity at its Bridgewater plant and urges customers not to waste water."

Elizabethtown Water Company is lifting the boil water advisory after receiving comprehensive test results confirming that there are no bacteriological contaminants in the water that is being distributed through our mains. Testing done by the Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Safe Drinking Water confirms these findings.

Elizabethtown appreciates all the help we received from our business and residential customers. Their cooperation has been terrific and very important.

Recommendations for customers with the lifting of the boil water advisory:
-Run cold water faucets for three minutes each, if it has not been used in the last twenty-four hours;
-For home automatic ice makers, make and discard the first three batches of ice;
-Drain and refill hot water heaters if the temperature is kept below 113 degrees;
-Run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.
-Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle;
-Drain water reservoirs in tall buildings;
-Continuously run drinking fountains for three minutes.

For additional questions, please call (800) 272-1325. [end].

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