Do you have Brown Water?

10/22/2008 4:22pm Update:

This is what one Hoboken411 reader received from United Water:

Drink with your eyes closed

“We apologize for the inconvenience. Even though the water is discolored, it meets safe water standards. United Water crews will be flushing hydrants throughout the day in order to resolve the problem. The discolored water is the result of harmless minerals in the water mains. Yesterday, the company was testing large 48-inch valves in Little Falls on the Jersey City aqueduct system as part of its routine maintenance program. That activity caused large amounts of water flow through the mains which disturbed the sediment.

Please be assured that we are working to resolve this issue.

Thank you,
United Water Customer Service

10/22/2208 9am:

Never fear – NOT a water main break!

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Many of you know, I sleep from 6-9am daily (plus or minus) – JUST woke up to over 100 emails about brown water – and people wondering if there was a water main break or not.

After contacting United Water (through their double-secret “back door” number) I found out that it was a major valve that was repaired in Little Falls, NJ – that caused a widespread “brown water condition” throughout their service area.

They expect it to continue through the morning.

So that’s it!

(Thanks Daniel – for the nasty picture!)

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108 Comments on "Do you have Brown Water?"

bradykp
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bradykp

there may have been in october. when was the last time prior to that? maybe i was just lucky the year i lived on 10th and clinton – no issues. that was july 04 – july 05. since then, i’ve been at 1st and jefferson. it never happened in my first apartment down here, so that was july 05 – july 06. and i’m fairly certain this is the second time in this apartment. could be wrong, or maybe it just was all cleared up by the time i got home from work. the one day it happened after i showered, and i think it lasted until late that evening.

oh well – just bought 2 gallons of fox ledge spring water for $1.60 at A&P. it’s bottled at a spring near where i grew up, and i like it, so i guess better safe than sorry!

onaheartbeatglide
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onaheartbeatglide

[quote comment=”146559″][quote comment=”146554″][quote comment=”146553″]i called the water company, they said they had reports on madison, grand, adams, willow, 3rd, 2nd, and then me – 1st and jefferson. also – baldwin ave in jc. they are sending people to both places. i might have to go to a&p and get some gallons of water.[/quote]
I have Poland Spring home delivery b/c of the frequency of these water problems. It’s not terribly expensive. I recommend it.[/quote]

this is the second time in 5 years i’ve seen brown water come out of my faucets. bottled water is not that great anyhow. brita filter does it for me, and if needed, i’ll go buy fox ledge spring water at a&p when this happens.

:mrgreen:[/quote]

Um, wasn’t there a brown water situation in October…? (If unsure, I urge you to check the date of this original post.)

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”146554″][quote comment=”146553″]i called the water company, they said they had reports on madison, grand, adams, willow, 3rd, 2nd, and then me – 1st and jefferson. also – baldwin ave in jc. they are sending people to both places. i might have to go to a&p and get some gallons of water.[/quote]
I have Poland Spring home delivery b/c of the frequency of these water problems. It’s not terribly expensive. I recommend it.[/quote]

this is the second time in 5 years i’ve seen brown water come out of my faucets. bottled water is not that great anyhow. brita filter does it for me, and if needed, i’ll go buy fox ledge spring water at a&p when this happens. :mrgreen:

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”146553″]i called the water company, they said they had reports on madison, grand, adams, willow, 3rd, 2nd, and then me – 1st and jefferson. also – baldwin ave in jc. they are sending people to both places. i might have to go to a&p and get some gallons of water.[/quote]
I have Poland Spring home delivery b/c of the frequency of these water problems. It’s not terribly expensive. I recommend it.

bradykp
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bradykp

i called the water company, they said they had reports on madison, grand, adams, willow, 3rd, 2nd, and then me – 1st and jefferson. also – baldwin ave in jc. they are sending people to both places. i might have to go to a&p and get some gallons of water.

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