North NJ Boil Water Order Finally Lifted Post-Hurricane

Gothamist reports:

After six weeks of relying on bottled water to drink, cook and brush their teeth, more than 250,000 residents in northern New Jersey can once again safely drink from the tap.

The Passaic Valley Water Commission said Friday they were lifting the boil water advisory for Paterson, Passaic and neighboring parts of Clifton and Woodland Park that was issued in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Officials said flood waters from the storm contaminated the open-air reservoir that holds 52 million gallons of treated drinking water, forcing a massive clean up.

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