This morning, SUEZ Water emergency crews finished replacing the broken water main in Hoboken with a new 24 inch pipe. Testing is currently underway to ensure the stability of the repaired connection. Temporary restoration of the roads affected by the water main break has begun, and should be completed by Sunday night. Roads will remain closed in southwest Hoboken until the temporary road restoration is complete.
Hoboken continues to successfully receive water from SUEZ through the backup Weehawken transmission line. The water source to Hoboken could be switched back to the Jersey City connection later this weekend once the stability of the repaired connection is confirmed.
Restaurants and businesses in Hoboken remain open for business and are fully operational.
TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Temporary road repairs have begun and should be completed by Sunday night. This will allow for traffic to normally flow on streets in southwest Hoboken. Until the temporary road restoration is complete, street closures in southwest Hoboken will continue. Full milling and paving of the affected streets will occur at a later date.
Residents should continue to avoid streets in southwest Hoboken, and are encouraged to use public transportation or enter and exit Hoboken through the north. Observer Highway will continue to be 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.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
As a reminder, the boil water advisory has been lifted as of Tuesday afternoon in Hoboken.
CLEANUP IN SOUTHWEST HOBOKEN
The Hoboken Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management will continue clearing excess debris from the roads and sidewalks in southwest Hoboken affected by the water main break. There is no longer excess water from flooding in the area.
The water trucks are no longer located in Hoboken but are available to return if needed.
SUEZ emergency crews restored full system pressures to residents and businesses in the Newport area of Jersey City last night after completing the installation of a new, 36-inch valve in the area of Newark and Harrison Streets in Jersey City/Hoboken and opening valves throughout the City.
Residents can expect to see SUEZ emergency crews in the area of Newark and Harrison Streets for the next few days as work continues on repairing a 36 inch water main that brings water from Jersey City into Hoboken. SUEZ is currently providing water service to Hoboken temporarily through an interconnection in Weehawken. The company continues to ask customers to conserve water for the next several days, so that adequate pressure can be maintained throughout the distribution system.More >
SUEZ WATER INSTALLING NEW VALVE IN JERSEY CITY; REPAIRS TO HOBOKEN WATER MAIN BEGIN; HOBOKEN REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESSWednesday, Nov 25, 2015
SUEZ Water emergency crews have made significant progress in Jersey City on repairing a broken water valve in Jersey City, and are currently installing a new 36-inch valve. As a result, SUEZ Water has begun the repairs on the broken Hoboken water main this afternoon. This broken water main in Hoboken will be replaced with a new resilient 24 inch water main.
Hoboken has continued to successfully receive water supplies from SUEZ through the Weehawken transmission line since Sunday evening. Water pressure through this backup system remains strong in Hoboken. Once repairs on the broken water main in Hoboken are complete and a determination has been made that the connection through Jersey City is stable, Hoboken’s water source will be switched back through Jersey City. This will not occur until after Thanksgiving.
Restaurants and businesses in Hoboken remain open for business and are fully operational. Many will be open for the Thanksgiving holiday for those residents remaining in Hoboken. Hoboken continues to operate without a boil advisory water, but residents are urged to continue water conservation.
TIMELINE OF FULL RESTORATION
The new valve in Jersey City is currently being installed. As a result, the repairs to the Hoboken water main have begun and could be completed by tomorrow night.
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: Valve and water mains in Hoboken and Jersey City to be repaired
Friday/Saturday: Temporary road restoration for affected roads in southwest Hoboken
Saturday/Sunday: Switch over to Jersey City water supply in Hoboken
TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Until the Hoboken water main is fully repaired and the switch to the Jersey City system is complete, street closures in southwest Hoboken will continue. Once the water main in Hoboken is repaired, temporary road repairs will be installed on the street on Friday or Saturday to allow for traffic to flow on the streets around the water main break in southwest Hoboken. Full milling and paving of the affected streets will occur at a later date, in addition to the repaving of Observer Highway.
Residents should continue to use public transportation or enter and exit Hoboken through the north. Observer Highway will continue to be 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 is highly recommended to depart before or after the rush hour between 4 pm and 8 pm.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
As a reminder, the boil water advisory has been lifted as of Tuesday afternoon in Hoboken after the NJ DEP and SUEZ Water officially advised that the water in the City is safe for consumption.
WATER PRESSURE/WATER CONSERVATION
The water pressure throughout the Hoboken system as it receives water through Weehawken has increased from Monday, and has stabilized.
Thanks to the progress of the valve repairs in Jersey City, water flow through the broken Hoboken water main in southwest Hoboken has subsided. Excess water is being removed from the streets and sidewalks, and the Hoboken Fire Department has been clearing the area of excess debris. North Hudson Sewage Authority has cleared the catch basins and the sewers can once again handle normal water flow.
With the boil water advisory lifted and residents having access to water through Thanksgiving, water tanks will no longer be stationed in Hoboken. The trucks will be available to return if needed.
SUEZ emergency crews gained a foothold on restoring full system pressures to residents and businesses throughout Hoboken and Jersey City by stopping the flow of water being discharged from a 36-inch diameter broken valve at Newark and Harrison Streets in Hoboken at approximately 3:45 am this morning. Construction crews have taken over and are installing a new 36-inch valve.
As a reminder, in order to lessen demand on the system while Hoboken continues to temporarily receive its water through SUEZ via an interconnection in Weehawken, the water conservation advisory continues for residents in both cities. Residents are urged to use water only when necessary, so that pressure can be maintained for fire fighting purposes.
As a reminder, the boil water advisory has been temporarily lifted in Hoboken as of Tuesday afternoon.More >