35K residents ordered to boil water after treatment plant malfunction

The state is advising residents of Trenton and parts of two neighboring towns to boil their tap water before using it due to a treatment plant malfunction early Monday.

Trenton Water Works issued a boil order to customers on Monday morning due to “inadequate treatment according to a report from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Resource Management,” DEP spokesman Robert Geist said.

The plant shut down operations at roughly 5 a.m. on Jan. 15 due to elevated turbidites (haze due to particles) and inadequate disinfection of delivered water, Geist said.

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Source: NJ.com Mercer

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