United Water Maintenance Work
Hoboken residents may experience brown water
Maintenance crews from United Water Jersey City will shut down Jersey City’s water supply aqueduct for about two weeks beginning on Monday, October 18.
During that time customers in Jersey City and Hoboken will receive water through an interconnection with the Passaic Valley Water Commission and the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission.
The company will inspect and perform maintenance on the 100-year old tunnel system. In addition, improvements will be made at the city’s water treatment plant in Boonton. This work will help ensure water quality and service reliability.
“While we fully anticipate that we will meet our customers’ water needs, we’re asking them to conserve water during this two-week period,” said John Hroncich, operations manager for United Water Jersey City. “That means using water only for essential purposes such as bathing and cooking and washing only full loads of dishes and clothes at night.”
Customers may experience discolored water at the beginning and end of the shutdown. This is a buildup of harmless minerals in the water mains. Although the discolored water poses no health threat, customers may want to let it run clear before using it for drinking, cooking or washing clothes. United Water crews will be flushing the system to remove and minimize any discoloration.
For more information about the shutdown, visit unitedwater.com or call the customer service center at 800-575-4433.