Hoboken declares state of emergency following major water main break

All gyms, restaurants, bars and hair and nail salons without running water must close until service is restored.

News 12 Staff

Feb 27, 2023, 9:40 PM

Updated 500 days ago

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A state of emergency was declared in Hoboken after a major water main break impacted the city.
All gyms, restaurants, bars and hair and nail salons without running water must close until service is restored.
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla says that contractors working for PSE&G ruptured the water main while working on gas main updates.
All municipal buildings are closed due to low or no water pressure.
Repair crews are trying to isolate the break and restore pressure.
Water company Veolia has indicated that the water that is running is safe to drink. Although the company says it may be discolored.
Drinking water will be available for residents at the following locations: Residents should bring their own containers. 
1. Hoboken University Medical Center, 308 Willow Ave.
2. 220 Adams St.
3. 221 Jackson St.
4. Fox Hills, 1301 Willow Ave.
5. Fourth and Harrison Streets.
6. Columbian Towers, 76 Bloomfield St.
7. Church Towers, at the intersection of Clinton Street and 5th Street, Hoboken.
Repairs were expected to last into Tuesday.


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