Water main break: Big hole @ 9th & Wash

1/9/2011 Update:

9th Street Water Main Break: The Sequel

Updating this existing Water Main Break at 9th and Washington thread from three months ago (how convenient!)

United Water is back on scene because the water main is broken again, and in need of repair.

Washington Street is closed between 8th and 10th – as well as 9th Street, Bloomfield east.

See original photos from October 2010 after the jump…

10/4/2010:

United Water working to fix Hoboken water main

A water main at 9th and Washington broke earlier this morning – and still continues to be a problem. Businesses and residents in the area immediately surrounding the break are currently without water. It appears to be a 12 inch main, and United Water crews are hard at work trying to fix it. Many hydrants in the periphery had to be opened to bleed the system in order to make the work possible. Pumps are being used as well. A big scene for sure.

They’re uncertain when the break will be repaired, but hope it’ll be completed tonight.

A fairly common occurrence in Hoboken, that’s for sure!

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11 Comments on "Water main break: Big hole @ 9th & Wash"

jonsie
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jonsie

A friend of mine suggested that United Water look into storing their vehicles in Hoboken. Might be a better idea than more condos and empty retail spaces.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

Ca-ching! Looks like a whole lotta overtime goin’ on in those pictures. It’s Miller Time!

getz76
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getz76

Thanks for the heads up!

camel2
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camel2

You build up the NW area of Hoboken in a hurry, and this scene would be a weekly happening. Know how many wooden pipes exist up there? Haha!

getz76
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getz76

I was of the impression that the wooden “pipe” is for sewage and drainage only, not actual water service. Are you sure there are wooden water mains?

I know the wooden sewers are part of the problem for the flooding. That multi-million dollar pump is not going to fix anything without upgrading the actual bottleneck that is the drainage lines.[quote comment=”198271″]You build up the NW area of Hoboken in a hurry, and this scene would be a weekly happening. Know how many wooden pipes exist up there? Haha![/quote]

homeworld
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The North Hudson Sewage Authority has plenty of capacity at the actual sewage treatment plant. You’re exactly right. The problem is getting it to the plant. [quote comment=”198273″]I was of the impression that the wooden “pipe” is for sewage and drainage only, not actual water service. Are you sure there are wooden water mains?I know the wooden sewers are part of the problem for the flooding. That multi-million dollar pump is not going to fix anything without upgrading the actual bottleneck that is the drainage lines.

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

home world just keep in mind you cannot wash your hair or take a shower in the tainted water but u can drink it… :mrgreen: [quote comment=”198280″]The North Hudson Sewage Authority has plenty of capacity at the actual sewage treatment plant. You’re exactly right. The problem is getting it to the plant.

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camel2
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camel2

You’re right, I mixed them up. The sewage ones are wooden.[quote comment=”198273″]I was of the impression that the wooden “pipe” is for sewage and drainage only, not actual water service. Are you sure there are wooden water mains?I know the wooden sewers are part of the problem for the flooding. That multi-million dollar pump is not going to fix anything without upgrading the actual bottleneck that is the drainage lines.

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getz76
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getz76

Still a valid point, regardless. [quote comment=”198275″]You’re right, I mixed them up. The sewage ones are wooden.

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heelfan211
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heelfan211

is that why the water in hoboken smells when it comes out of the faucet?[quote comment=”198273″]I was of the impression that the wooden “pipe” is for sewage and drainage only, not actual water service. Are you sure there are wooden water mains?I know the wooden sewers are part of the problem for the flooding. That multi-million dollar pump is not going to fix anything without upgrading the actual bottleneck that is the drainage lines.

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