Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Pump Linked to Low Water Pressure

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Pump Linked to Low Water Pressure

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WEST MILFORD -- A pump failure has been identified as the origin of water pressure problems in two neighborhoods.

The West Milford Municipal Utilities Authority announced Thursday morning that repairs had begun on a malfunctioning pump in a well house that supplies some 600 homes in the Highview and Olde Milford communities.

Residents, especially those at higher elevations, began experiencing low-water pressure on Wednesday afternoon. There were, however, no reports of water loss, said MUA Administrator Kelly Love. The other two MUA systems that supply the communities with water remained operational, she said.

"We had a pump go down Wednesday. It's one of our largest pumps, but repairs should be completed later this afternoon or tonight," Love said Thursday at noon. "The system will probably take overnight to recover fully. …

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