Water Pressure to Fluctuate all Over Town as Water Main is Being Fixed [UPDATED]

A boil advisory was in effect on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATED 12:30 p.m. — Most of Hoboken is experiencing issues with the water pressure, said Spokesman Juan Melli, but there is water in Hoboken.

A 30 inch water main was hit during construction at the Viaduct on Thursday morning, causing much of Hoboken to be without water.

United Water issued a boil advisory on Thursday.

"Hoboken residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption," United Water advised residents.

While some water returned on Thursday around noon, water levels were expected to fluctuate as United Water went on to fix the main.

“We are urging all of our customers in the City to conserve their water usage so we can at least maintain some pressure in the affected area,” said Tom Neilan, director of operations for United Water.

United Water was already on the scene after an unrelated water main break on Thursday morning around 3 a.m. on Ninth and Willow.

Neilan said the first break, the 12-inch main, should be repaired this afternoon. He said the company will not have an estimate for repair of the 30-inch break until the water is shut off and inspectors can asses the damage.

It was unclear how long it would take until full water returned.

"As three valves are closed, water pressure throughout Hoboken will gradually continue to rise," the city announced

puzzledone March 29, 2013 at 06:28 PM
I believe there are multiple things at play here. One is that a former administration sold the water rights to United Water, so we gave up our infrastructure, probably for money in someone's beach house. A second is that the bigger damage was done by a contractor who was building in the area. Finally, the appropriate way to fund infrastructure improvement is long term funding, ala bonding. The MORTe legacy is to shut down infrastructure bonding anyway they can. Only someone who spent all her time criticizing the administration would immediately look to pin it on them, and then add on crime and schools to boot.
KenOn10 March 29, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Blaming Mayor Zimmer for 100-year old plumbing and construction accidents is just ridiculous scapegoating. Not everything is her fault.
Ojo Rojo March 29, 2013 at 08:15 PM
And who sold off the water system to United Water? That would be Anthony Russo. Who is standing in the way of repaving several of our streets? That would be Mason, Occhipinti, Castellano & Russo. Stop pretending the people you support aren't the problem. Your lies just make you look bad.
ThisMeansWar March 29, 2013 at 08:34 PM
What's your legacy? Cut and pasted inane remarks that have more to do with your bitterness than anything else?


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