Hoboken boil water advisory lifted, streets open for business
Despite initial fears that Hoboken residents would have to get through Thanksgiving under a boil water advisory and limited water pressure due to a water main break, the city announced Tuesday that the advisory has been temporarily lifted.
The major water main break took place Sunday, followed by an additional break in a 36-inch valve Monday. City issued a boil water advisory, but it was lifted once the NJ Department of Environmental Protection determined that water was safe for consumption.
"Hoboken is now successfully receiving water supplies from the Weehawken transmission line until the water break in Hoboken can be fully repaired," the city announced in a statement on its website Tuesday. "Thanks to residents’ continued conservation efforts, many residential buildings throughout the City have been able to have water during peak periods, and restaurants and businesses are open, fully operational, and ready for business."
The city said SUEZ Water continues repairs to fix a broken water valve in Jersey City.
As a result of the break, several Hoboken streets experienced flooding in the immediate vicinity of the water main break. Officials said the streets are now able to be pumped out "thanks to the special approval that was provided by the DEP. "
In addition, Hoboken Fire Department crews washed the streets and sidewalks to help clear the area of any debris.
"North Hudson Sewage Authority has cleared the catch basins, as the sewers can once again handle normal water flow," the website states.
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