DRINK UP: Hoboken & Jersey City Water Safe to Drink, 48 Hours After Initial Water Main Break
Following not one but two major water main breaks in the past 48 hours, Hoboken and Jersey City have been given the all clear to drink water after SUEZ Water North Jersey lifts its Boil Water Advisory.
As of Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:00 PM, SUEZ has lifted the boil water advisory issued on April 28 for #JerseyCity and #Hoboken residents. It is no longer necessary for these customers to boil their water prior to consumption. https://t.co/MWHE1HuE1B pic.twitter.com/h6iw2gSbd5
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 30, 2020
From SUEZ Water North Jersey:
SUEZ announced that the boil water advisory issued by the company for residents and businesses in the Cities of Jersey City and Hoboken has been lifted at 5 pm this afternoon. Laboratory test results show that the drinking water quality meets all regulatory requirements. The results were submitted today to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for verification. Upon reviewing the laboratory data, the state confirmed that it is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water.
“We would like to thank all Jersey City and Hoboken residents and businesses for their patience during this difficult time,” stated Xavier Castro, President of SUEZ Environmental Services. “Please be assured that our entire team worked diligently with eh Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority over the past two days to limit the inconvenience as much as possible, and make improvements so this break could be contained and service would be restored.”
The Boil Water Advisory was issued as a result of non-utility work performed by a contractor near a 36-inch water transmission line that supplies water to the cities of Jersey City and Hoboken. The contractor was working in an industrial area of Jersey City, near the intersection of Howell Street and Duffield Avenue putting in sheet piling when the main ruptured.
As a precaution, SUEZ issued a Boil Water Advisory on Tuesday, April 28. Water tankers remained available to both communities while SUEZ crews worked through the night to restore pressure to both cities.
Repairs to the 36-inch main will continue as the area has maintained full pressure. Should customers experience any further issues they should contact customer service at 1-800-575-4433.
For more information and details regarding the Boil Water Advisory customers can reference the FAQ on mysuezwater.com: https://www.mysuezwater.com/sites/default/files/2020JerseyCityHobokenBoilWaterFAQapproved.pdf
Here was the scene in Jersey City on Tuesday:
Update 4/28/20-3:50 PM: #JerseyCity residents, please be advised that a contractor in Kearny was conducting non-utility work on Rte 7 and hit the 36” water main that feeds #JerseyCity. SUEZ crews are in route to isolate break and make emergency repairs. More information to come. pic.twitter.com/6dvLOBZupW
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 28, 2020
Followed by the calamity on Wednesday in Hoboken:
More video from Madison/11th in @CityofHoboken. Right near the #shoprite parking lot. Look closely and you’ll see where the ground buckled – and water is bubbling out. 😬 @SUEZwaterNJ @News12NJ #watermain @hMAG @kurtsiegelin pic.twitter.com/1EUgu9X33N
— Marci Rubin News12NJ (@MarciRubinN12) April 29, 2020
Residents may want to flush their faucets prior to using the water.
Then take a nice hot shower and enjoy the comforts of the first world…