UPDATE: Temporary Water Discoloration Expected Thursday in Rutgers Village As Part of Main Replacement Project

UPDATE: Servicing of the new water main on Tunison Road will continue on Friday, May 11. Hydrant flushing and valve exercising will continue Friday as part of the project, possibly causing temporary water discoloration throughout the day in the area of Rutgers Village.


On Thursday, May 10, New Brunswick Water Utility staffers will place into service a newly installed water main on Tunison Road as part of an ongoing main replacement project in the Rutgers Village neighborhood.

The old main will be fully isolated and removed from service and all water service lines connecting homes to this main will be hooked into the new service main.

As part of this process, valves will be exercised and hydrants flushed to make sure the new main is operating properly. This may cause some temporary water discoloration as a result of the dislodging of iron residue in pipes.

This process is expected to last throughout the day on Thursday and possibly run into Friday, depending on the progress of the project. If the project is anticipated to run into Friday, an update will be posted here on Thursday afternoon.

Water remains safe for use, but residents may wish to refrain from doing laundry or using hot water until discoloration has settled.

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