Residents at New Brunswick condo complex lose water for 3rd time in week following burst pipe

Some residents living in a New Brunswick condominium complex were without water Tuesday morning for the third time in a week.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2022, 4:07 PM

Updated 704 days ago

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Some residents living in a New Brunswick condominium complex were without water Tuesday morning for the third time in a week.
Crews worked to restore service to residents just before 11 a.m. in the Renaissance Plaza Square development on Richmond Street.
Another one of the century-old pipes burst overnight. The first break came last week. 
“That was Wednesday and that was a good four, five, six hours, then Friday into Saturday further down the street. Nobody knows why, same thing and then this one was a bigger one this morning,” says Robert Bartolo.
With some of the water pipes dating back to the late 1890s, officials say the breaks do tend to come in clusters and are not surprised by the three breaks this past week.  
“It can be challenging at times,” says Alexei Walus, with New Brunswick Water Utility. “We’re on an aggressive water main replacement program, but there’s 100 miles of water main in the city and a lot of them are 100, 120 years old.”
Residents who lost water had it returned by noon and, aside from running off cloudy water, did not have any issues, according to the city water utility. 


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