More water probs…

4/26/2008 Update:

Some pix a couple readers sent in… Thank you!

4/25/2008:

They had been working on this intersection a bit since yesterday, and now it’s turned into a United Water problem… Ahhh, Springtime in Hoboken.

3rd and Bloomfield closed… causing all sorts of tie-ups in the area… cars need to be moved, and they’re attempting to notify the owners. Otherwise, you get towed!

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bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”79966″]thanks… oh yeah, i’m with you, i never drink from the tap. i’m more concerned about this Bloomfield incident (and in general when these happen) as far as all the washing of clothes/dishes i did on saturday.[/quote]

i use the brita mostly just to keep the water cold in the fridge, i don’t change the filters religiously. i actually have no problem with the tap water.

MF
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8 years 5 months ago

thanks… oh yeah, i’m with you, i never drink from the tap. i’m more concerned about this Bloomfield incident (and in general when these happen) as far as all the washing of clothes/dishes i did on saturday.

bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 5 months ago

i always have a full brita in my fridge anyways, but i think it just has to do with whether or not the contamination gets into the water pipes. sometimes it’s just that the pipes are hit and it jars a bunch of crap in the pipes out into the water, and they need it to run it’s course through the system. if the pipes don’t have anything in them anyways (they sometimes send cleaning agents through the pipes i think) then it doesn’t affect us. i know this wasn’t scientific, but i think that’s basically how it works.

MF
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8 years 5 months ago
does anyone know how these things work? last june or july there was a huge “accident” caused by nacirema construction on the jersey city/hoboken border that caused a boil water alert for a few days. but when episodes such as this 3rd/Bloomfield one happen, you don’t hear a peep. i suppose that represents a good situation (i.e. sanitary water) but the lack of communication could make a reasonable person (such as myself) wonder. i hate to have to always wonder each time an episode like this happens. i know some people try to diflect attention and confuse you by suggesting hoboken’s infrastructure is old…that other cities and townships in nj have similar frequency of breaks, etc…but the FACT of the matter is that hoboken has united water and/or other people digging into the street at least 2 times a month (that’s being conservative). whatever that activity may be classified as, that’s what’s going on. so……what distinguishes one incident from another? how is the determination made that water must be boiled in one case and not in another? p.s. please frame any answer you may be aware of in the context of knowing that i’m not one of these people who questions authority 100% of the time (you see that on here a lot).. i.e. i trust the professional judgment of united water officials; life is just too short to question everything. (and frankly i’ve had some dealings with their customer service and they have be pretty good)
kernal2001
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kernal2001
8 years 5 months ago

My car has a parking permit so either they ran my plates or checked my permit. How else would they know?!?!?

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