Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hurricane Irene Postscript

You may remember that on August 29, shortly after Hurricane Irene, Princeton Landing residents received an email notice from the management office passing along a request from Plainsboro Township to limit water use. Customers were "urged not to use any appliances which drain water into system." The email went on to say that "United Water Princeton Meadows is experiencing severe flooding at their Waste Treatment plant due to power outages caused by Hurricane Irene." On September 1, the management office sent a second message advising "that all water use restrictions have been lifted. Water use can return to normal."

A senior township official and a representative of United Water have now confirmed that Princeton Landing is not served by the United Water Princeton Meadows treatment plant. Residents in our community should not have been sent the August 29 request to restrict water use. The follow-up email on September 1 was also erroneous since the restrictions it referred to never applied to Princeton Landing.


Allan and Helen said...

That is correct Karen. Thank you for publishing the correction. The original message caused confusion and unnecessary worry for our fellow residents.

We should always check here before accepting outside advice and information.

Thank you,

Allan K.

Karen Stray Nolting said...

Thank you for commenting, Allan. When the office sent the first message on August 29, my husband Paul contacted the office to ask whether the restrictions applied to our community. He copied the association president, Av Magram. He did not receive a response. We therefore contacted the township directly and received a very cordial and apologetic message from Bob Sheehan, the township administrator, confirming that Princeton Landing was not affected and that residents should not have been asked to restrict their water use.