Hoboken issues precautionary boil water advisory amid major water main break

NJDEP officials say that the advisory was put into place due to fluctuations in water pressure “caused by efforts to stabilize service.”

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2023, 10:48 AM

Updated 511 days ago

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a precautionary boil water advisory in Hoboken as the city deals with a major water main break.
DEP officials say that the advisory was put into place due to fluctuations in water pressure “caused by efforts to stabilize service.”
“Customers, even if their water is filtered at home, must boil their water for one minute and allow it to cool for the following uses: drinking, cooking, baking, washing dishes, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets or other consumption,” the DEP wrote in a statement.
The water main break happened Monday near Observer Highway and Madison Street while PSE&G crews were doing some gas main work.
The break caused Hoboken University Medical Center to evacuate some patients, Hoboken schools were closed and Stevens Institute of Technology announced classes would be held virtually.
Veolia Water officials say that crews have isolated the break and were restoring water pressure to the city.
The DEP says that Veolia will also continue to collect samples and monitor water quality in the distribution system and that the company will work with the DEP to inform residents when the advisory is lifted.
Anyone with any questions or concerns can call Veolia Water at 1-800-422-0141.

The complete list of water locations is as follows:

400 First St.
15 Church Towers.
514 Madison St.
455 Ninth St.
11th and Shipyard Lane.
14th and Shipyard Lane.
700 First St.
4th and Jackson.
2 Marine View Plaza.
Brandt School on 9th St., between Park Avenue and Garden Street
Hoboken University Medical Center on Clinton Street, between Third and Fourth streets.
220 Adams St.
221 Jackson St.
Fox Hills, 311 13th St.
Fourth and Harrison streets.
Columbian Towers, 76 Bloomfield St.
Church Towers, 5th and Clinton streets.
The city will also have porta johns available for residents without water at the below locations starting at approximately 1:30 p.m.:
YMCA, 1300 Washington St.
400 First St.
15 Church Towers.
514 Madison St.
455 Ninth St.
11th and Shipyard Lane.
14th and Shipyard Lane.
Hoboken University Medical Center, on Clinton Street between Third and Fourth streets.
220 Adams St.
221 Jackson St.
Fox Hills, 311 13th St.
Fourth and Harrison streets.
Columbian Towers, 76 Bloomfield St.
Church Towers, 5th and Clinton streets.


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