You betcha. Another water main break!

11/12/2010 Update:

Water main at 12th fixed; expect more breakage soon

Unlike regurgitated city hall spin press releases – here’s a real update to the latest Hoboken water main break at 1210 Washington Street.

For one, United Water completed the repair shortly before noon today, and all the affected residents have water again. Good job United Water!

Workers on scene said that this break was a bit surprising – because it was apparently from the “newer” of the two mains running along this stretch of Washington St. A 10-foot section of iron pipe (made in 1892!) was replaced with modern cement-mortar lined ductile iron pipe. The reason many of these mains break is because they’re 100% iron throughout, and naturally rust and deteriorate from the inside out over the decades. The new replacement piping cannot corrode like that. Products from Griffin Pipe are often used for the repairs. Workers said that some piping in Hoboken dates back to the 1850’s!

Learn more about Ductile Iron here.

See exclusive Hoboken411 pictures and video as the break happened – after the jump!

11/12/2010:

Like a broken record: Hoboken Water Main Breaks

No – this isn’t deja vu! Just like the water main break at 7th and Clinton on Wednesday – we have another “early morning rapid” for residents to deal with. This time at 1210 Washington Street.

Happened at about 2:30am again, and it’s flooding the Avenue all the way up to 14th Street. Residents have yet to report any loss of pressure. United Water was dispatched. Keep in mind they took 90 minutes to respond to the other water main break this week.



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15 Comments on "You betcha. Another water main break!"

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Well composed photos 411, particularly the close up of the hydrant at ground level. Good use of the wide angle.

YipYap
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If Washington St was repaved flat instead of the bumpy mess it is then the large Trucks would not be causing all the damage they do. A 40 ton truck bouncing up and down on Washington st can easily cause as much damage as 60,000 1 ton cars.

YipYap
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In Paris France twice a day valves are opened up which send water flowing along the curbs, washing all manner of dirt, grit, and litter into the street drains. In many parts of town there are crews of city employees dressed in green overalls with brooms, helping to manage the flow and unblocking any little garbage dams that form. Paris streets almost always look and smell clean…..

homeworld
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as opposed to the people…

oh SNAP![quote comment=”199894″]In Paris France twice a day valves are opened up which send water flowing along the curbs, washing all manner of dirt, grit, and litter into the street drains. In many parts of town there are crews of city employees dressed in green overalls with brooms, helping to manage the flow and unblocking any little garbage dams that form. Paris streets almost always look and smell clean…..[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

yip yap…imagine the weather is not even below freezing yet….[quote comment=”199894″]In Paris France twice a day valves are opened up which send water flowing along the curbs, washing all manner of dirt, grit, and litter into the street drains. In many parts of town there are crews of city employees dressed in green overalls with brooms, helping to manage the flow and unblocking any little garbage dams that form. Paris streets almost always look and smell clean…..[/quote]

camel2
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camel2

So many pipes bursting for such a small city. sadly comical. The end is near.

Margaret
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P.S. is that the new blacktop that the taxpayers just paid for being dug up? 😈

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