Repairs completed on broken water main in Nutley

Work has been completed to repair the broken water main in Nutley.

News 12 Staff

Oct 11, 2022, 12:49 PM

Updated 652 days ago


Work has been completed to repair the broken water main in Nutley.
Water is expected to start flowing through the pipe again as long as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection gives the final approval. They were expected to meet with the North Jersey District Water Supply this afternoon, bringing an end to a weeklong process that affected customers in three different counties. 
The water main break happened on Oct. 5. It took days to find the source of the leak and then seal it. A state of emergency was put in place for Montclair and Glen Ridge.
Boil water advisories went up in Bloomfield but have since been lifted. Meanwhile, people who live next to the break dealt with flooded yards, and businesses in nearby towns purchased bottled water for customers. 
Montclair successfully tapped into the Passaic Valley water line while work was ongoing at the source of the break.  
Water was again seen coming from the work zone overnight, but North Jersey Water Supply Executive Director Tim Eustace says it was a simple valve issue fixed within 15 minutes.

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