Hey City Hall, we’re thirsty (dogs too!)

Hoboken Fountains for dogs not working?

While I always recommend dog owners bring their own water in the warmer months (like the convenient Pet Top device), Hoboken411 reader Mary said that many dog fountains set up in the city are not working.

She emailed City Hall in the beginning of June – and “Director” of Health & Human Services Leo Pellegrini said they were working, but would have them checked out anyway. She sent a list of all the broken fountains, and nearly a month later – they’re still not fixed. “Typical!” she said.

Mary hopes that the fountains will be working again before winter arrives.

Hoboken Water fountains no good!

7/16/2008:

Here’s a Hoboken411 reader mail about the lack of operational water fountains in Hoboken… and don’t go blaming the budget, either!

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What’s up with the drinking fountains?

“Many of the drinking fountains (water fountains) in the parks along the waterfront are broken or turned off. How can we convince the city to fix them?

  • There’s one in between bathrooms at the newly turfed soccer field, which does not work. (those bathrooms are also a disgrace…)
  • There’s one at Pier A (in front of The Melting Pot fondue place), which does not work. This one also has a dog fountain attached (lower to the ground), which does not work either.
  • And there used to be one near the north ferry terminal, across from LUA, which was removed completely at some point.

So what’s the deal, city hall?

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49 Comments on "Hey City Hall, we’re thirsty (dogs too!)"

mooshu
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mooshu

In the meantime, maybe dog owners and walkers can bring in gallon bottles they intend to recycle filled with water for the park. It really helps. And then perhaps those of us who live in the neighborhood can take turns refilling them for the dogs.

I’ve participated in stuff like this. Sometimes you gotta make do.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I make do by going to neighboring towns that have running water in the parks.[quote comment=”208287″]In the meantime, maybe dog owners and walkers can bring in gallon bottles they intend to recycle filled with water for the park. It really helps. And then perhaps those of us who live in the neighborhood can take turns refilling them for the dogs.I’ve participated in stuff like this. Sometimes you gotta make do.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

If the City can’t hire to get a simple infrastructure problem like the water fountains and dog run fountain working, how can they expect to stabilize a pier?

Journey
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Journey

[quote comment=”93690″]And in terms of everyone complaining about germs, our society has truly gone overboard. I’ve used public fountains, public bathrooms, etc. my entire life. I don’t worry about salmonella in tomatoes and jalepenos. I don’t rub myself down with anti-bacterial soap every ten minutes. I don’t ask the doctor for antibiotics if I have the sniffles.

And you know what? I’m rarely ever sick. The human immune systems need to be out there encountering the world. Hoboken isn’t exactly the Congo, people. If we treat ourselves like a bunch of bubble boys and girls, we’ll devolve into space-suit-wearing hypocondriacs eating all our meals from pre-packaged tubes.[/quote]

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=658754

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Recently, in the journal Chest, there was a review of 13,116 kids in Manitoba who were followed for seven years, starting in 1995. There was about a 25% increase in asthma at age 7 if you used antibiotics in the first year of life. There was a 70% increase if you used antibiotics four different times. If you used certain antibiotics, such as broad spectrum cephalosporins, these results were worse. (Cephalosporins are quite commonly used. Most drugs that have “cef” or “ceph” somewhere in their name are cephalosporins.) The theory is that antibiotic use may have either changed the protective bacteria in the intestine or it may have prevented normal protective antibody formation. [/quote]

bradykp
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bradykp
[quote comment=”93690″]I’m note sure why people are so up in arms about water fountains. Don’t cost much to maintain. It’s a basic service a park should provide. Some people (thirsty joggers, for example) will want to use them. Others won’t. If homeless people bathe in them, then so it goes. Though I do think it’s disrespectful for citizens to use them as doggie dishes for their precious pooches. They were created at human heights, so that humans (and the occasional Great Dane, I guess) can use them. And in terms of everyone complaining about germs, our society has truly gone overboard. I’ve used public fountains, public bathrooms, etc. my entire life. I don’t worry about salmonella in tomatoes and jalepenos. I don’t rub myself down with anti-bacterial soap every ten minutes. I don’t ask the doctor for antibiotics if I have the sniffles. And you know what? I’m rarely ever sick. The human immune systems need to be out there encountering the world. Hoboken isn’t exactly the Congo, people. If we treat ourselves like a bunch of bubble boys and girls, we’ll devolve into space-suit-wearing hypocondriacs eating all our meals from pre-packaged tubes. One of the reasons I live in Hoboken is because it’s a community that occasionally tries to make itself a better, more accepting place. Providing public services is always a step in the right direction. People on these boards constantly complain about the homeless and “undesirables” in our town. Guess what? Hoboken is not a gated, completely… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”93654″]Bradykp, the wells were in Clifford, PA. That was always a fun trip for me and my brother. A hike in the woods followed by cold artesian well water.

How did I remember you were from Carbondale? The same way I remember 15 different orders a night at a time in a kitchen that doesn’t use tickets. Thankfully my memory is not totally shot yet.[/quote]

where do you cook, i should come try your dishes sometime. email me. it’s bradykp@gmail.com i love meeting people from NEPA.

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