Water Shutdown / Switchover Planned

9/28/2007 Alert:

brown-water.jpg“The Hoboken Police Department has advised that on Monday, October 1, 2007, United Water – Jersey City maintenance crews will shut down the water supply aqueduct for the City of Jersey City to perform a several week long inspection of the 100-year old tunnel system and perform maintenance work at the water treatment plant. The aqueduct will be closed for about three to four weeks to allow engineering teams the opportunity to inspect the aqueduct. This will also effect the Hoboken area.

The Newark and Passaic Valley Water Commission will supply customers with water during the shutdown. You may experience some discolored water while the tunnel is shutdown for inspection.

Customers are asked to conserve water during this period. Residents of the area should use water only for essential purposes such as taking quicker showers in the morning and washing only full loads of dishes and clothes at night. The goal is to have minimal, if any, discoloration. Should there be any discoloration, it poses no health threat, but can be aesthetically unpleasant. You should, however, let it run clear before washing clothes.

You may want to drink bottle water during this period for your own piece of mind but we remind you that all pantry sinks are equipped with hot and cold water filters.

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12 Comments on "Water Shutdown / Switchover Planned"

bmacqueens
Member

The smell in my tap water has subsided, but I still use the filters. I’m picky that way. Always colorless, I never had any sediment stirred up.

design_chick
Member

bmacqueens- My water still smells like garbage. Does anyone else’s? Its clear though.

bmacqueens
Member

Boy, I’m glad that I still have some bottles of water left over from our previous mayhem.

It has seemed to me that the tap water has reeked like swamp ponds for the past week, but it was still clear, not occluded. Maybe the smell was from some pre-work tasks already being performed?

Also glad for that strategic stockpile of Brita filters. (OK, so it’s not strategic, it was a sale at Costco … 😀 )

MF
Member

sounds hot

katie
Member
katie

I think they are switching the water over now. I just went in to shower, lathered up, and the water pressure dropped (of course my timing is great).

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