Hoboken water is OK (this time)

In case people are nervous about this North Hudson “boil water” advisory.. you need not worry.

While it is affecting some bordering towns, Hoboken’s water supply wasn’t tainted.

UNITED WATER NEW JERSEY ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CUSTOMERS IN BERGEN AND NORTH HUDSON COUNTIES
hoboken-water-safe-august-4-2007.jpgNo outdoor water usage during emergency

HARRINGTON PARK, NJ, 8/4/2007 5:18:34 AM – Officials from United Water today issued a boil water advisory for its customers in Bergen and North Hudson counties. Customers should boil their water for one minute for the following: drinking, cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.

The boil water advisory was issued due to problems at the Haworth Water Treatment Plant following lightening strikes during last night’s storm. Lightning affected power provided by PSE&G as well as the emergency generators at the water treatment plant.

Customers must use water for essential purposes only during this emergency. “This means absolutely no outdoor water use,” said Jim Glozzy, vice president and general manager of United Water New Jersey. “We must save water for health and safety purposes including fire protection. The most important thing customers can do right now is to shut off their sprinkler systems and stop watering their lawns until the power problem is resolved.”

Customers may have discolored water, low water pressure or no water.

Customers must continue to boil water and cease outdoor water usage until further notice.

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12 Comments on "Hoboken water is OK (this time)"

agrk
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[quote comment=”37617″]Yes you are correct westy. These are very serious matters of health and safety. Traditionally, infrastructure related maintanence and safety are only addressed on a case by case basis after something terrible happens and people get hurt. It has been this way across for over a hundred years and it is because political officials often lack a basic understanding of engineering fundamentals.[/quote]

Well as tragic as it is, suddenly fixing infrastructure has become politically achievable. Too bad it took a bridge in Minnesota to create political pressure to do something that is desperately needed.

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You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

— Margaret Thatcher
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… And I still get cracked up with the 7 8 9 joke.

McBeaver
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McBeaver

[quote comment=”37644″]lets boil katie, maybe then we will be spared her posts[/quote]
What a sense of humor fur75 has. Did you learn that comedy routine on the playground along with classics like “Why did the chicken cross the road..” or “why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.”

You make me laugh so hard my colon is now an outie.

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”37644″]lets boil katie, maybe then we will be spared her posts[/quote]
Awesome. Hilarious. Did you come up with that all by yourself? 🙄

fur75
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lets boil katie, maybe then we will be spared her posts

npayne12
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npayne12

Yes you are correct westy. These are very serious matters of health and safety. Traditionally, infrastructure related maintanence and safety are only addressed on a case by case basis after something terrible happens and people get hurt. It has been this way across for over a hundred years and it is because political officials often lack a basic understanding of engineering fundamentals.

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