The following information is provided by New Jersey American Water
VOORHEES, NJ (March 12, 2018) – On April 9, New Jersey American Water will resume
using chloramines in water treatment at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and
its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune.
In early November, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New
Jersey American Water temporarily changed the water treatment process from a chloramine
(combination) residual to free chlorine residual. The three-month changeover to free chlorine
residual enabled the company to perform routine maintenance.
The treatment change applies to New Jersey American Water customers in the following communities:
Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst, Asbury Park City, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck Township,
Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel Township, Interlaken, Keansburg, Lake
Como, Little Silver, Loch Arbor Village, Long Branch City, Matawan, Middletown Township, Monmouth
Beach, Neptune City, Neptune Township (incl. Ocean Grove), Ocean Township, Oceanport, Point
Pleasant, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shorelands, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls,
Union Beach, Wanamassa, and West Long Branch.
During the transition to free chlorine residual, some customers may have noticed a slight chlorine
taste and odor in their water. With the resumption of the chlorination process, the taste and smell
of chlorine will subside. Chloramines have long been effective method of water disinfection that
meet all EPA and NJDEP drinking water standards, and have been used in Monmouth and Ocean counties
For more information about water quality, visit newjerseyamwater.com.