9/4/2021 - Storm Update September 4, 2021

September 4, 2021 Storm Update


Please note the following:

- Household garbage collection will continue to be picked up as normal. In addition, the Borough of Somerville has contracted a service to pick up bulk storm damaged debris. Please place the bulk items at the curb, not in the street. Please ensure safe passage on the sidewalk. It is encouraged that residents do so as early as possible to minimize additional damage to the home. Prior to doing so we encourage you to contact your insurer as they may ask you to take pictures.

- Due to significant loss of equipment, routine Public Works functions are suspended. Kindly do not place any leaf bags or yard waste at the curb.

- The Borough of Somerville is waiving local permit fees for repairs related to storm damage. The Construction Office will assist with the permitting process. If you own a property that was posted as an unsafe structure, please do not attempt to turn on any power at the location.

- New Jersey American Water issued the following statement on their website: Some customers may notice a slight taste and smell of chlorine in their water. This is normal and will only be temporary. Customers who wish to reduce the taste of chlorine can place water in an uncovered glass container in the refrigerator overnight to dissipate chlorine faster. As always, the company will continue to monitor water quality in the system to provide that customers receive water that meets or is better than federal and state drinking water standards. Customers will be notified when the treatment process is changed back to chloramine.

- Somerville schools will be opening. Please exercise caution as roads and sidewalks may have loose debris awaiting pickup.

- Contact 9-1-1 for emergencies.



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