Hoboken floods when it rains

Pump or not – Hoboken floods when it rains

Two nights ago, it rained steadily overnight. We had maybe an inch of rain or less. A standard late-winter weather event. Guess what?

Hoboken floods when it rains!

The SW corner and western edge of town flooded again, the exits routes flooded, and even the historic Lackwanna Terminal flooded – onto the train tracks!

Mayor Zimmer was quoted many times saying that the single wet weather pumping station downtown would prevent these areas from ever flooding again during “normal rain storms.” Yesterday was one of those regular rain storms, and yep – we flooded again. What a waste of money! It’s apparent that the Hoboken Flood Goddess is unstoppable.

All these big ideas and plans never quite work out they way they promised.

Hoboken floods even with wet weather pumping station

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5 Comments on "Hoboken floods when it rains"


escaped68
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3 years 2 months ago
When you have a pump station like this you need at least 2 pumps, the best set up is 2 small pumps backed up with 2 large pumps. The 2 small pumps are to be on line all of the time, the term for these pumps is jockey pumps, set up with float switches and will work whenever the sump pit is full. Also a alternator switch is used so the same pump isn’t always running. The large one could be either used with a float switch or manual mode. If a float switch is used its set a lot… Read more »
Civic66
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Civic66
3 years 1 month ago
This sounds like such simple common sense. I wish City Hall would apply some of this common sense to their flooding plans.[quote comment=”219695″]When you have a pump station like this you need at least 2 pumps, the best set up is 2 small pumps backed up with 2 large pumps. The 2 small pumps are to be on line all of the time, the term for these pumps is jockey pumps, set up with float switches and will work whenever the sump pit is full. Also a alternator switch is used so the same pump isn’t always running. The large… Read more »
joey maxim
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joey maxim
3 years 1 month ago
been this way since 1620 when the dutch paid a few kegs of rum and trinkets to the native american tribes that lived here and nyc..The sewer systems were made of wood.since the civil war..You cannot keep driving piles into the ground on the east and north end of the city and expect the problem to decrease..The sewage combined with the flood is a nasty problem..Can’t blaim the mayor for what the past 10 mayors didn’t fix..keep in mind that there were no high rise bldgs along the waterfront..I can’t understand the term (culture) in regard to a mile and… Read more »
Civic66
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Civic66
3 years 2 months ago

Engineering experts said we needed 4 pumps, but we only built 1. Could it be that we just need 4 pumps for them to work effectively?

SuperG
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SuperG
3 years 2 months ago

Does anyone know if they even turned on???

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