Low water pressure and discoloration reported in Brielle

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BRIELLE — Brielle residents may be experiencing low pressure, and or discoloration in their water as of July 5, according to Mayor Thomas Nicol.

“It is a minor emergency,” the mayor said, explaining that the problem resulted from actions taken when a motor for one of the well pumps at the Union Lane water plant stopped operating.

To fix the problem, the borough switched over to its water supply but switching all the valves to make this happen can cause some iron from the pipes to be carried along with the water, causing the discoloration. Residents who live further from the plant, are more likely to feel the effects of the low pressure.

According to Mr. Nicol, the pump motor was 25 years old, but well maintained, and the borough is already in search of a new motor to replace it. The borough expects to have the problem resolved by Friday afternoon.

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