You betcha. Another water main break!
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!
See exclusive Hoboken411 pictures and video as the break happened – after the jump!
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.