SUEZ WATER CONTINUING REPAIR ON WATER VALVE IN JERSEY CITY; BOIL WATER ADVISORY TEMPORARILY LIFTED; HOBOKEN OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Hoboken is now receiving water supplies from Weehawken until the water break in Hoboken can be fully repaired. The boil water advisory was lifted today by the New Jersey State DEP.
UPDATE ON REPAIRS:
Repairs may take days. When the repair is made to the broken water valve in Jersey City the water main break in southwest Hoboken will be repaired as soon as possible.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
The boil water advisory has been temporarily lifted in Hoboken. However, residents should check for updates throughout the next several days as the boil water advisory may again be enacted. After the main is repaired the DEP will require another precautionary boil water advisory to ensure no contamination entered the drinking water from the repair activity.
WATER PRESSURE IN HOBOKEN
Water pressure throughout the Hoboken system has increased from yesterday. Some residents on higher floors in larger buildings may still be experiencing lower water pressure or at times no water while repairs are continuing. Conservation during peak periods or changing one’s schedule to use water during off peak periods can make a significant difference.
WATER CONSERVATION ADVISORY
In order to lessen demand on the system, a water conservation advisory will continue for residents in Hoboken and Hudson County. Residents are urged to conserve water whenever possible, especially during peak periods or consider changing schedules to use less water during peak hours in the morning and evening.
While the boil water advisory is lifted, water trucks with clean drinking water will still be available as a backup until 10 pm tonight(11/24) at 333 River Street, the intersection of Newark Street and Adams Street, Hoboken High School (900 Clinton Street), Fox Hill Gardens (311 13th Street), 14th Street and Sinatra Drive, and at ShopRite (10th and Madison).
The Hoboken Fire Department remains fully operational and has the necessary resources to address any emergencies that may occur.
TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Residents should continue to use public transportation. Drivers are urged to enter and exit Hoboken through the north due to several street closures in southwest Hoboken. Observer Highway is closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Avenue, and Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is also closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue. Any resident that will be departing Hoboken for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday should wait until the morning rush hour is over, and depart between 9 am and 3 pm.