Highlands mandatory water restriction after water main break – UPDATED

A major water main break here forced residents of Highlands to limit their water use right before the July 4th weekend. Further, residents are warned by authorities to boil their drinking water as a precaution against disease.

The restriction is due to a water main break at the company’sImage, which delivers 36 million gallons of water each day to 55,000 customers. Early Friday afternoon, a wooden bridge atop three pipes collapsed.

In total, there were 18 towns affected by the boil-water advisory, including:  Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor and Neptune.

Highlands residents are urged to check the county website at www.visitmonmouth.com for more information or customers can visit www.newjerseyamwater.com or

JULY 2: — An advisory to boil all water intended for consumption was lifted Sunday for residents of 18 of 22 Monmouth County communities originally affected, as New Jersey American Water Co. performed temporary repairs on the water main that caused the problem.The four towns that must continue to boil any water used for consumption are Aberdeen, Highlands, Holmdel and Middletown.

JULY 3: The advisory to boil water has been lifted for Highlands as well as the remaining 3 towns.

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