Water Conservation in Princeton Urged While Leak is Repaired

New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Princeton Borough, Princeton Township and 16 other towns to conserve water for 24 hours starting tonight while the company fixes a large water main.

Beginning at 7 p.m., New Jersey American Water will begin emergency repairs on a 60-inch water transmission main in Manville that distributes water to 18 municipalities in four counties. The company said while the amount of water distributed will be reduced, customer’s service shouldn’t be affected.

The company anticipates that repairs will last for 24 hours and asks that customers conserve and curtail outdoor water use until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Residents and businesses in the following towns are affected:

Branchburg Township
Bridgewater Township
Cranbury Township
Flemington Borough
Hillsborough Township
Jamesburg Borough
Lawrence Township
Manville Borough
Millstone Borough
Montgomery Township
Plainsboro Township
Princeton Borough
Princeton Township
Raritan Borough
Raritan Township
Readington Township
Somerville Borough
West Windsor Township