Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Somerville, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Somerville, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Matthew D’Avino’s reaction to two fourth-quarter passes thrown his way in the fourth quarter may best sum up the tenor of Friday night’s thrilling Big Central Conference battle between his Montgomery squad and Somerville.The senior wide receiver hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass from Michael Schmelzer that gave Montgomery the lead for good with 5:38 remaining in the game, yet was actually more excited about the pass that he didn’t catch....
Matthew D’Avino’s reaction to two fourth-quarter passes thrown his way in the fourth quarter may best sum up the tenor of Friday night’s thrilling Big Central Conference battle between his Montgomery squad and Somerville.
The senior wide receiver hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass from Michael Schmelzer that gave Montgomery the lead for good with 5:38 remaining in the game, yet was actually more excited about the pass that he didn’t catch.
That’s because, well, it was never intended for D’Avino.
With Somerville working from the Montgomery eight-yard line with 4.2 seconds to go, D’Avino jumped in front of quarterback Brenden Pacheco’s intended receiver at the front of the end zone and knocked it harmlessly to the ground as time expired to send the Cougars to a 27-21 victory at Brooks Field in a clash of 3-0 teams in Somerville.
“The last play (was better), with the game finally being over and us knowing that we won it. It feels amazing,” D’Avino said.
That feeling of amazement came close to being heartache with Somerville’s bold comeback effort in the final 4:27 after Montgomery (4-0) had seized a 27-14 advantage on a 5-yard run by Brady Post with 4:34 remaining and just after a costly error by Somerville.
The Pioneers were punting from their own 25 when the snap sailed over the head of Spencer Carran and was downed at the five. Post muscled his way in one play later for the TD and a seemingly comfortable lead.
“It was a good lesson for us,” Schmelzer said. “We were a little high on the sidelines. We tried to calm it down, but we gave up some big plays. Bend, don’t break and we didn’t break.”
Though bent dangerously far against the passing of Pacheco, who threw for a whopping 257 yards in that second half and finished the game hitting on 15 of 29 for 342 yards and two touchdowns to fellow junior Josh Rodriguez, the second with 3:34 left in the game to cap a four-play, 60-yard move following Post’s TD run.
Along the way, Pacheco found a deep-route buddy in senior Quinn Carran (Spencer’s brother), who hauled in four passes for 195 yards, including a 74-yarder that carried Somerville to the Montgomery 29 with 53.4 seconds left.
Pacheco swung two short passes to running back Max Nuzzi to bring the Pioneers to the 16 with 15 seconds to go. He threw incomplete on first down, and then got a boost when Montgomery was whistled for pass interference on his throw to the end zone. That gave the Ville a third-and-two from the eight with 9.4 seconds left. Pacheco’s next pass was caught just a half-step out of bounds, and then D’Avino stepped in to foil a dazzling rally effort.
D’Avino had played little defense earlier in the game and typically is at safety, not cornerback, though was put there for man-to-man coverage against the talented Rodiguez, who caught three passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns.
“He’s a senior now; he’s a big boy,” Schmelzer said of D’Avino. “He made a great play at the end of the game. All the trust was in him. When he was in, I knew he wouldn’t let us down.”
D’Avino and his other teammates have the same degree of faith in Schmelzer for his ability to deliver under pressure.
He completed 16 of 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns to scale 3,000 passing yards for his career and also help head coach Zoran Milich win his 99th career game. The only coach the Cougars have ever had can notch No. 100 next Saturday on the road against Hamilton West.
Schmelzer hustled his club 68 yards downfield in seven plays off the opening kick to stake Montgomery to a 7-0 lead after the first of three PAT by Trey McFadden, who also caught seven passes for 73 yards in the game.
Montgomery’s movement was not so successful in the remainder of the first half. Its next possession ended with an interception (by Quinn Carran), and the next one ventured inside the 15-yard line but was ended by sacks from Jayden Loftin and Nuzzi
Somerville immediately answered Montgomery’s opening-march TD with a five-play, 75-yard drive highlighted by a 42-yard run by Terrell Mitchell to launch the series. Pacheco capped it with a 1-yard run with 7:03 to go in the first quarter.
Carran came down with his interception to end Montgomery’s next possession, and his team capitalized with a five-play, 45-yard advance culminating with Pacheco’s 34-yard pass to Rodriguez. Spencer Carran’s second of three PAT gave the Ville a 14-7 lead with 1:14 left in the quarter.
The Pioneers marched to the Montgomery seven-yard line on their initial possession of the second half, but were walked back nine yards when Post tallied a sack on third-and-five. A 31-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Alessandro Spera.
Montgomery then showed the pop and precision it had on that opening drive of the game by moving 75 yards in 13 plays to knot the score at 14-14 on Schmelzer’s 3-yard run six seconds into the fourth quarter. The Cougars also found the end zone on its next two possessions.
“We just had to avoid negative plays,” said Schmelzer, who was sacked four times in the first half for 27 yards, then operated without a loss in the following half with the stepped-up protection offered by linemen Lucas Szczepanski, Brandon Rector, Joe Reyes, Landen Dikker and Michael Bellamy.
“They hold each other accountable, for sure,” Schmelzer said of his line. “Some of them were my fault, too, scrambling out of the pocket a little early. They bounced back and they came up big at the end.”
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SOMERVILLE, NJ — A fun-filled day bringing Revolutionary War history to life in downtown Somerville will be held on Saturday, July 22.The second annual "History on the Green" will be held on the historic Courthouse Green on Main Street, between North Bridge and Grove streets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.During this family-friendly living history event, visitors will have an opportunity to explore a pop-up Revolutionary War encampment, interact with George Washington, play with colonial toys and games, watch cannon and...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — A fun-filled day bringing Revolutionary War history to life in downtown Somerville will be held on Saturday, July 22.
The second annual "History on the Green" will be held on the historic Courthouse Green on Main Street, between North Bridge and Grove streets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During this family-friendly living history event, visitors will have an opportunity to explore a pop-up Revolutionary War encampment, interact with George Washington, play with colonial toys and games, watch cannon and musket demos, and much more.
This year’s program will feature a procession and concert by the internationally renowned Massachusetts Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.
The band will start lining up at 2 p.m. in front of the historic Wallace House, which served as Washington’s winter headquarters between 1778-1779.
At 2:30 p.m., the Fife & Drum Corps will parade down Main Street to the historic Courthouse, where they will perform a finale concert with music from the Revolutionary War era around 3 p.m.
"We are thrilled to have the amazing Massachusetts Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps perform for us at this year’s History on the Green event," said Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. "Somerset County is proud of our rich heritage and our designations as both a Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area and part of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail."
Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeaur, General Comte de Rochambeau, led French troops through Rocky Hill, Franklin, Millstone, Manville, Bridgewater, and Bernards as they joined the Continental Army in the fight for independence.
General Washington served as the commander of the allied armies, while General Rochambeau had the military expertise to play a vital role in strategic planning.
In fact, Rochambeau was instrumental in the victory achieved in Yorktown, Va., in 1781, where British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to General Washington.
"History on the Green" is being sponsored by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission, in collaboration with the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-NJ).
This press release was produced by the Somerset County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.
The 14th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, a weekend of jazz taking place in Somerville and Flemington, is returning Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.The rain-or-shine outdoor festival organized by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the Flemington Community Partnership is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. CD sales and signings will follow each performance. The event is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health.On Friday, Sept. 8, in Somerville on Division Street, the David Caldwell-Ma...
The 14th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, a weekend of jazz taking place in Somerville and Flemington, is returning Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.
The rain-or-shine outdoor festival organized by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the Flemington Community Partnership is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. CD sales and signings will follow each performance. The event is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health.
On Friday, Sept. 8, in Somerville on Division Street, the David Caldwell-Mason Trio will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; the Conrad Herwig Quintet featuring the Rutgers Jazz faculty will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, in Flemington on Stangl Road, Claudia Acuna will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet will perform from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
“We look forward to dancing in the streets again with festivalgoers and providing a magical outdoor stage under a canopy of stars on Historic Stangl Road,” said Robin Lapidus, Flemington Community Partnership executive director.
The seating area opens at 5 p.m. Dining options from borough restaurants and food trucks will be available, as will beer, wine and cocktails. Free tickets and $18 VIP seating can be reserved at flemingtonCJJF.eventbrite.com.
To reach the stage, take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance near Liberty Village and enter Stangl Road on foot from the south end by the Polo Outlet and Lone Eagle Brewing.
On Sunday, Sept. 10, in Somerville on the Somerset County Court House lawn on the corner of East Main and Grove streets, Michaela Marino Lerman will perform from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m.; Lafayette Harris Jr. and Friends will perform 3:10 to 4:20 p.m.; and the David Gibson Quartet will perform 4:50 to 6 p.m.
Free parking will be available in all municipal parking lots, and there is also on-street parking. East Main Street between Grove and Bridge Streets will be closed to cars.
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Food and beverage tents will also sell fare on East Main Street.
About 6,000 people are expected to attend, making it one of the most popular events of the year in Somerville, where the festival began before New Brunswick and Flemington joined the lineup.
Unlike previous years, performances will not take place in New Brunswick or Metuchen, as those towns will be part of the new Middlesex County Jazz Festival, running Thursday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 1.
“The New Brunswick Jazz Project wanted to increase the exposure of jazz in our state, so we created the Middlesex County Jazz Festival with Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and Perth Amboy,” said Michael Tublin, co-founder of the New Brunswick Jazz Project.
Go: Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10; Flemington on Stangl Road; Somerville on Division Street and on the Somerset County Court House lawn; centraljerseyjazzfestival.com.
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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Kevin Trimarchi is at it again with his newly launched hot dog joint called Slingin' Dogs.Slingin' Dogs opened in April and are currently running on soft opening hours Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.They are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 13 at noon at 92 W Main St. in Somerville. It was the former location of Epic Cookies, which has merged with ...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Kevin Trimarchi is at it again with his newly launched hot dog joint called Slingin' Dogs.
Slingin' Dogs opened in April and are currently running on soft opening hours Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 13 at noon at 92 W Main St. in Somerville. It was the former location of Epic Cookies, which has merged with Even More Epic Cookies at 84 W Main St.
During the grand opening, Slingin' Dogs will serve us $3 hot dogs all day.
"We have five different hot dogs - regular, chili cheese dog, Italian hotdog, Memphis dog, and Chicago dog," Trimachi told Patch.
The hotdogs being served are Sabrett with Martin's Potato buns. Slingin' Dogs also serves soft pretzels, chips and drinks.
This is Trimarchi's latest venture under his company TriState Restaurant Group. He also owns 22 West Tap & Grill in Bridgewater, Oink and Moo BBQ Market in Somerville and Holmdel, and Even More Epic Cookies in Somerville, and has a partnership with Ambee Coffee.
After combining Epic Cookies and Even More Epic Cookies, Trimachi said he was walking the small footprint of the location and was trying to think of something new to bring to the area.
"What I always like to do when I open a place in Somerville is to see what's not here or really around. And there is no hot dog places in Somerville," said Trimachi.
The joint is more of a pick-up window concert with a very limited window.
The name is a nod to the hot dog concept. "It's slingin' them out the door," said Trimachi.
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New Jersey American Water is reporting that water pressure has been fully restored to customers impacted by a Friday afternoon 36-inch main break on Route 206 between Bridge Street and Orlando Drive in Somerville and water quality sampling was completed Sunday evening.“Yesterday evening the system was fully pressurized and our teams were able to complete the required water quality sampling,” said Carmen Tierno, senior director of central operations of New Jersey American Water. “Assuming those samples ...
New Jersey American Water is reporting that water pressure has been fully restored to customers impacted by a Friday afternoon 36-inch main break on Route 206 between Bridge Street and Orlando Drive in Somerville and water quality sampling was completed Sunday evening.
“Yesterday evening the system was fully pressurized and our teams were able to complete the required water quality sampling,” said Carmen Tierno, senior director of central operations of New Jersey American Water. “Assuming those samples show that water meets quality standards, we anticipate being able to lift the boil water advisory this evening, and at that time we will also lift the conservation notice.”
While water pressure should begin to return to all impacted customers, the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued on June 30 for customers residing in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Raritan Borough and Somerville will remain in effect until bacteriological samples taken show that water meets standards. This testing process takes at least an additional 24 hours or more from when the system is fully pressurized. Customers should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until they are notified that the water quality is satisfactory.
Customers within the impacted areas are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling before using or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, preparing foods, mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks, washing vegetables and fruit, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
New Jersey American Water also recommends the following steps:
The utility is telling customers to boil your water or use bottled water until you are notified that the water quality is satisfactory. This advisory will remain in effect until repairs are completed and testing shows the water quality to be safe.
Impacted customers are being notified of this boil water advisory via the company’s emergency notification system. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. Updates as they occur will be made available on the website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts, and on the company’s Twitter and Facebook pages. If customers have any questions, they may call 1-800-272-1325.
New Jersey American Water has also issued a mandatory outdoor conservation ban for residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset County over the next 48 hours while the company repairs the water main break.
"We are issuing this mandatory outdoor conservation ban to help us preserve our water supplies while we work to fix this very large diameter main,” said Tierno. “We appreciate our customers cooperation and patience as our crews work diligently to restore regular water service to the area.”
Residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset counties should refrain from outdoor irrigation and other nonessential outdoor water use, such as washing cars and topping off swimming pools. Customers are being notified of this outdoor conservation notice via the company’s emergency notification system. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.
All impacted residents (Y members or not) are invited to visit Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA & Princeton YMCA for shower and restroom. A photo ID is required.