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Many New Jersey Towns Urged To Boil Water After Sandy

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Twelve municipalities/water companies in New Jersey have instituted boil water advisories for all or parts of their communities:

· Atlantic City MUA

· New Brunswick Water Department

· Independence MUA – Highland System, Warren County

· Fortesque

· Ship Bottom

· Cedar Bonnet Island

· United Water Sunset Ridge, Vernon Township

· United Water Highlands Lakes, Vernon Township

· United Water Predmore, Vernon Township

· United Water Sammis, Vernon Township

· United Water Woodridge Wantage

· Brant Beach

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd said state, county and local officials are monitoring the water quality carefully. Public announcements will let residents know when the water is safe to drink or use.