Hoboken water main breaks everywhere!

How embarrassing is Hoboken with all the water main breaks?

3/30/2013 update:

Water main breaks in Hoboken are tiring. Scott sent these photos in from 8th & Jefferson today.

Second Hoboken water main break at 14th & Willow

City without water – boil water advisory

3/28/2013 10:00am:

Around 10:00am this morning – a contractor for the 14th Street Viaduct rehabilitation project bashed a 30″ water main. The entire city was without water, and is still currently under a boil water advisory.

The Willow14 project adjacent to the viaduct – while recently annoying neighbors, actually did them a favor, by absorbing much of the flooding, and is now under 14 feet of water.

Traffic is gridlocked throughout the city, and everyone is losing their patience. The evening rush should be a doozy.

Additionally – get a load of this!

You see, with the city under a semi-state of a emergency right now, somehow, the geniuses at city hall are simply allowing more traffic-snarling construction projects to continue around town. Like this PAVING of 10th Street. Wouldn’t someone temporarily halt these types of projects considering the mayhem? PSE&G, who is paying for half this job – and asked the city, while they’re paving just part of the street – why not pave the whole thing? It would cost the city half. The city refused, and we’re going to be left with another half-assed job.

Road milling in Hoboken NJ continues despite water main breaks

Water Main Break at 8th & Willow in Hoboken, NJ

3/28/2013 3:00am:

Hoboken water main break 8th and Willow march 28 2013Right around 3am this morning, a massive water main break erupted near 8th & Willow in Hoboken.

One of the larger main breaks in recent memory – a large pipe burst, spreading nasty (what appeared to be) raw sewage in the area – and it gurgled over to 8th & Clinton as well. This may very well disrupt NJ Transit bus service down Willow in the morning.

Additionally – at least one car is sinking into the roadway, and several basements are suspected of being flooded at the moment. As if Hurricane Sandy didn’t do enough damage – Hoboken’s aging infrastructure has to add salt to the wound!

But for all you “voters” in Hoboken – this should be no big deal for you, because you think that Dawn Zimmer and her failed “parks” are much better for press releases and votes, rather than fixing our fledgling infrastructure, right?

Keep your head in the sand, folks!

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38 Comments on "Hoboken water main breaks everywhere!"

Snip119
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Snip119

The City of Hoboken needs to declare a moratorium on new construction until the infrastructure can be upgraded. Of course, with big development money in play, this will never happen. They will continue to allow massive complexes and towers to be built until there is a system-wide catastrophic failure.

homeworld
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Or just increase the sewer connection fee to an amount that can pay for the infrastructure improvements. [quote comment=”220119″]The City of Hoboken needs to declare a moratorium on new construction until the infrastructure can be upgraded. Of course, with big development money in play, this will never happen. They will continue to allow massive complexes and towers to be built until there is a system-wide catastrophic failure.[/quote]

HansBrix
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HansBrix

That won’t fit with the privatize-the-profits-and-socialize-the-costs business model demanded by industry and facilitated by government.

IOW, if it benefits you but hurts profits it won’t happen. Local, state, and/or federal government is fine with that. [quote comment=”220140″]Or just increase the sewer connection fee to an amount that can pay for the infrastructure improvements.[/quote]

Lincoln49
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Lincoln49

Another water main break is being reported at 11th and Grand. Nothing like being waken at 4:30 a.m. to a jackhammer right outside your building. What is going on with all the water main breaks???

nbm3
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nbm3

signs of an over-developed collapsing infrastructure.

fishface
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fishface

The news is reporting a fourth water main break on Jefferson between 8th and 9th. This is just embarrassing.

adamview2
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adamview2

Is anyone worried yet that maybe the hazardous material being removed from Willow14 could have contaminated the inside of Hoboken”s water pipes. I noticed a weird smell like paint thinner in my water today ❓

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