Personnel from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Trenton Water Works (TWW) continue to execute a monthslong Low-Velocity Water Main Flushing Program announced on April 1.
The program aims to increase chlorine levels in targeted areas of the TWW system to mitigate conditions contributing to the growth of pathogens, including Legionella.
Data collected and analyzed by the program will inform the permanent installation of manual and automated water-main flushing equipment to help maintain optimum chlorine levels and high water quality.
Residents need to know that fire hydrants opened and equipped with specialized equipment to facilitate the low-velocity water main flushing may remain open for extended periods with signage. Please do not tamper with flowing hydrants.
Our directive on nonemergency use of our fire hydrants without authorization remains in place. If fire hydrant use is needed, except in emergencies, please call Tim London at (609) 989-3222 for approval.
TWW continues to execute its communications plan regarding its Legionella mitigation with print ads appearing in service-area newspapers on June 1 and education brochures in English and Spanish that our nearly 63,000 customers will receive in the mail, critical messaging that will continue through the summer and longer.
To learn more about TWW's Legionella mitigation, operational, and capital work, including removing lead infrastructure, call its Office of Communications and Community Relations at (609) 989-3033. Also, follow TWW on Facebook.