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Boil Water Notice for Kettle Creek for Emergency Water Main Break

United Water crews repairing main break that began at 10 a.m.

A boil water notice remains in effect for a large area along Kettle Creek Road, in the Silverton and Green Island sections of Toms River this afternoon.

United Water issued a boil water notice at 10 a.m. and has not yet lifted the notice, due to an emergency water main break at 202 Kettle Creek Road, near Carter Street.

As of 5:20 p.m., crews from United Water had repaired the water main and were repairing the westbound side of the road, where the break happened,  in front of the Kettle Creek Marina.

Kettle Creek Road was down to one lane in the vicinity, with Toms River traffic police directing traffic through the area on an alternating basis. There are delays because there are no ways to detour around the affected portion of Kettle Creek Road. 

The utility company warned customers east of Brand and Kettle Creek Roads may have no water, low water or discolored water. Forty streets in the residential neighborhood are in the boil water notice zone.

The affected streets:

Kettle Creek Road
Green Island Drive
Grandview Drive
Bayview Drive
Pine Tree Road
Holly Hill Drive
Woodhaven Road
Hickory Hill Lane
Harborview Lane
Wave Way
Channel Road
Anchorage Road
Neptune Road
Pilot Road
Clearwater Way
Crane Way
Drake Way
Sunrise Way
Sunrise Blvd
Tova Ct
Oakcrest Drive
Morrell Drive
Cambourne Drive
Holly Crest Drive
Ada Ct
Zilig Drive
Pine Crest Drive
Frankies Lane
Genes Drive
Crowder Drive
Cortier Drive
Cromwell Drive
Hoffman Drive
Pollys Drive
Bay Terrace
Carter Street
Atsion Road
King Fisher Lane
Blue Heron Drive
Osprey Drive

In a statement, United Water said crews were working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. However, one resident of Kettle Creek told Patch the neighborhood received no notification of this event or a recent boil water notice as the area undergoes repairs to the water main. Work has been ongoing throughout the last week.

United Water classified the incident as an emergency water main break, not a scheduled shutdown due to the ongoing Green Island project.

For repairs scheduled earlier in the month, United Water said there will be water shutdowns for the area, and customers will be contacted by reverse 911 and/or notified door-to-door in advance of these service interruptions. 

Today's unscheduled boil water notice is the second for the neighborhood of Kettle Creek. Oct. 20, United Water lifted a boil water notice for all customers on Anchorage and Channel Roads that began two days prior.

To contact United Water Toms River and for more information, call the customer service center at 1-877-565-1456 or visit www.unitedwater.com/tomsriver.

Martin October 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM
I received a recorded message from United Water this morning about the water main break and another recorded message this afternoon about the boil-water advisory. Register your phone number with the water co. and you'll be notified the next time it happens,
Martin October 29, 2011 at 07:09 PM
On the other hand, if you're signed up for all Township of Toms River notifications, you'll get an e-mail 24 HOURS TOO LATE, as I just did. This is typical slowness on the part of Kelaher and Co. -- too little, too late. The e-mail says the water main break happened this morning. DUHHH!
donny October 29, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Martin, Give it up. The Michele Rosen/Paul Brush team is going to lose Nov 8. The pityfull comments on anything and everything are joke just as Rosen and Brush.
Martin October 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Only if sheeple like you are satisfied with the status quo -- Late emergency notices are just another example. The eyesore to the shore (Rt. 37) and so much more is due to the incumbents. Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians (GRIP) and "Remember in November."
Martin October 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM
It would be nice if the storm's wind blew away all the ugly political signs, though!

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