Water Main Break: Newark & Hudson?

Update:

Here’s the usual scene in Hoboken.

You see these so often that you might begin to wonder if they’re optical illusions.

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3/3/2008:

Overheard on the live Hoboken police and fire scanner: Water main break at Newark and Hudson?

That’s a crappy place to have a water main break, if that’s the case… anyone walk by there on the way home? I heard about it for a second, but nothing since… Maybe my hearing is going bad.

Anyway, here’s a cute picture I whipped up.

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25 Comments on "Water Main Break: Newark & Hudson?"

MF
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agreed with fly-like-an-eagle… one time i had an issue where Cablevision did not handle something reasonably and i got a free month of service out of the deal. i had lodged a complaint with the BPU – can’t recall how but possibly as simple as filling out a webform kind of the way you type comments on this site – and someone from BPU actually contacted me via phone to see if i was satisfied with the remedy Cablevision came up with. so basically the pressure of BPU forced them to give me some consideration.

these stupid f*cks at United Water and Cablevision are a monopoly and the BPU and our complaints are the only thing that prevents them from behaving like we are in Russia. so DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY take two minutes and lodge a complaint. it works.

fly-like-an-eagle
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fly-like-an-eagle

[quote comment=”113420″]The United Water customer service reps are saying this could go on for 3 days? Then why does their automated voice message direct customers to run the water until it’s clear? Why can’t they get their story straight…they’re only making it worse by jerking us around![/quote]

I hear you, JerseyGirl. I’ve tried running the water for minutes and it just won’t clear (I live near 1st and Monroe). Therefore, I think the guy I talked to on the phone is right. I’d definitely complain to the NJ public utility commission per my previous post. That’s the only way to get United Water to improve their customer service. Complaining directly to the utility is just short of useless since they are a monopoly.

The commission regulates the rates the utility can charge. The commission will hurt United Water in rate setting if they get a lot of complaints, so United Water wants to keep the commission happy. If enough people complain to the commission, believe me, United Water will take action to improve customer service. Please take the time to lodge a complaint.

JerseyGirl
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JerseyGirl

The United Water customer service reps are saying this could go on for 3 days? Then why does their automated voice message direct customers to run the water until it’s clear? Why can’t they get their story straight…they’re only making it worse by jerking us around!

edgnj
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edgnj

does it mean it is safe to shower in?

bradykp
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bradykp

on jefferson between 1st and newark – same thing in our toilet. didn’t notice it in the shower or while shaving – nice.

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