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Don't Flush! Barrier Island Residents Warned of Strained Sewers

Toms River officials tell barrier island residents not to flush toilets, take baths and showers or use washing machines.

Toms River officials urged Ocean County barrier islands residents and visitors not to flush toilets, take baths and showers or use washing machines or dishwashers because the wastewater could strain disabled or broken sewer systems.

Residents are allowed in the barrier island communities for brief periods to clean up and get personal items.

The discharge into the sewer system may "cause environmental damage and back up sewage in homes," according to Toms River's Website.

Sewer utilities are working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to assess the conditions of water treatment systems and what repairs are necessary to restore service, the township said.

Marina November 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Oh crap....
Chief Wahoo November 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM
No way people get back in their homes by summer 2013........
Cinnacide November 13, 2012 at 01:54 AM
It's called a Barrier Island for a reason. Can't wait to watch shore property values drop.
bayway mike November 13, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Not if the infrastructure isn't fixed..
having a heart November 13, 2012 at 09:56 AM
Some of these comments are redicuicous! The township is taking precautions. My life hasn't been disrupted, but in some way this affects all of US. Have a heart to the ones who are cold and self centered,

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