CONTRACTOR STRIKE TO WATER MAIN RESULTS IN BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR JERSEY CITY AND HOBOKEN

Apr 28, 2020

UPDATE: 6:45 AM  While the great majority of residents in #JerseyCity and @CityofHoboken have had their service restored, there are some small pockets with no water.  Residents should check with building management to make sure there is no individual issue and also report their exact addresses.  We will investigate.

UPDATE 11:15 PM  Further progress is being made.  Residents in multiple areas are reporting water restored or some pressure returning.  We expect most residents, including those who still have no water to have service back over night.  Crew will not leave until repairs are complete. Discolored water caused by naturally occurring minerals in the water mains possible when service comes back.  Running cold water will help clear the line.  Also remember boil water is in effect until further notice.  Details here:  https://bit.ly/35czU4d

UPDATE 9:30 PM  Crew continues with repairs and will remain on site until complete.  We know how important water service is right now.  Boil water remains in effect.  Water should be boiled for 1 minute for drinking purposes. When service returns, run cold water to help clear if any discoloration.
 
UPDATE 8:45 PM  Water service and pressure beginning to return to parts of Jersey City and @CityofHoboken.  Please be reminded that a boil water advisory remains in place.  Water should be boiled for 1 minute for drinking purposes until further notice.  Water tanker now available in Hoboken at 4th and Jackson. 

 
UPDATE: 725 PM  Water tankers available for residents in Jersey City at Christ Hospital and near 20 Riverside Dr South. A third tanker to be dispatched to Hoboken  shortly.
 
A contractor working in an industrial area of Jersey City, NJ near the intersection of Howell Street and Duffield Avenue struck a 36-inch water transmission line that supplies water to the Cities of Jersey City and Hoboken. The contractor was putting in sheet piling and pushed a piling directly into the water main.
 
SUEZ emergency crews have responded to the main break at the scene and are in the process of shutting off water to the site. This will enable water pressure to be restored through the cities of Jersey City and Hoboken. 
 
Officials from SUEZ have issued a boil water advisory today to residents throughout the Cities of Jersey City and Hoboken as a result of the main break. 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. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.
 
SUEZ has ordered water tankers and is working with Jersey City and Hoboken OEMs for placement. 
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