Some sinkholes are property owner’s issues
Hoboken Sinkhole Update on Washington St.
Yesterday, we mentioned the potential sinkhole on Washington St. between 11th & 12th. Apparently, this problem has been developing for a couple weeks.
United Water: “It’s the property owner’s problem”
Here’s what Board of Education member (and Committeeman 2-5) Peter Biancamano had to say about it:
“Councilwoman Beth Mason and I have been working together for weeks now to try to fix the problem before it gets to the point of being an actual sinkhole.
I finally spoke to a United Water supervisor this morning and he informed me after inspecting the issue, the problem needs to be fixed by the owner of 1117 Washington Street as it is there main water line causing the ditch.
When I asked why it was the owner’s responsibility to fix a ditch in the middle of our main avenue, he informed me that in Hoboken, the main pipes run through the streets sometimes causing the streets to cave. So the owner will have to get a plumber to fix the issue, hopefully sooner than later as the ditch is getting worse and worse.”