Boil Water Advisory Lifted in AC

**Boil Water Advisory Lifted** The ACMUA recommends running faucets for three to five minutes to flush out service lines, clearing automatic ice makers and water chillers and draining and refilling hot water heaters set to a temperature less than 113 degrees.

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in AC

ATLANTIC CITY — It is again safe to drink the water, officials announced Sunday.

Mayor Marty Small Sr. held a 3:45 p.m. news conference from his office in City Hall clad in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey less than an hour before the last regular game of the season against the New York Giants to make the announcement. Various City officials and representatives from the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority were also on hand for the announcement.

"I would like to thank the residents of Atlantic City for being patient and understanding that things do happen," Small said. “The Boil Water Advisory was lifted once the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection returned sample results from a water test conducted by the ACMUA on Saturday morning. Tests showed there is no contamination in the water, and water consumption may resume as normal,” Small said in a prepared statement.

More than 500 cases of water were made available to Atlantic City residents to address the issue. The ACMUA recommends running faucets for three to five minutes to flush out service lines, clearing automatic ice makers and water chillers and draining and refilling hot water heaters set to a temperature less than 113 degrees.

“The Boil Water Advisory was issued Friday night out of an abundance of caution due to high turbidity (cloudiness) levels in the water,” Small said.

Turbidity alone has no health effects, but it does serve as an indicator of the possible presence of disease-causing organisms, according to the ACMUA.


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