Thursday, March 28, 2013

City Alert: Most of Hoboken loses water as United Water breaks water main

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Thursday March 28, 2013, 11:24 AM

City of Hoboken

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Alert: Contractor Hit 30" Water Main; All or Most of Hoboken Without Water

A contractor at a construction site at 14th Street and Willow Avenue hit a 30” water main. All or most of Hoboken is without water. United Water is working to isolate the break. More details will be provided through the City website at www.hobokennj.gov as information becomes available.For full details, view this message on the web.
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UPDATE: Contractor Hit 30" Water Main; Water Pressure to Fluctuate As Main Isolated; Boil Advisory in Effect

A contractor at a construction site at 14th Street and Willow Avenue hit a 30” water main. All of Hoboken is *not* without water, but the water pressure will continue to fluctuate as the water main is isolated. As three valves are closed, water pressure throughout Hoboken will gradually continue to rise. Due to low water pressure, United Water has issued a boil advisory.

UPDATE 3:00 PM: The broken 30" water main at 14th St and Willow Ave has been isolated. United Water expects water pressure to be restored city-wide within an hour. 

United Water has issued a boil water advisory - rapid boil for one minute. A boil water advisory is a precautionary measure that must be issued when a water system falls below a certain pressure, as occurred today. It remains in effect until the water can be analyzed in a laboratory.