Hoboken Water Main Break “Repaired”

Update: Hoboken failed to maintain (their own) pipes!

This was completely no surprise – that the city had failed to perform the infrastructure updates to water pipes that THE CITY IS ITSELF RESPONSIBLE FOR!

Of course, “mayor” don Zimmer blames previous Mayors, as well as Suez (United Water). But when you see bike lanes and rental bikes taking a bigger priority than the most basic need: WATER, well – look no further than 94 Washington Street, 2nd floor. That is where all the fingers should be pointing.

Next logical step for this is that don and “Shadow Mayor” Stan Grossbard will next negotiate Hoboken out of water altogether!

Here’s Brian Thompson’s report on NBC news tonight. What a shit show.

Hoboken Water Main Break finally resolved… {for now}

Yesterday, the “repairs” for the water main break debacle downtown were finally laid to rest completed.

What an embarrassment for sure. A week to “fix” the problems?

The people, entities, organizations (whatever you’re supposed to call them), should be held accountable in situations like these.

Don’t you think the water infrastructure is crucial to life around here? Aren’t there contingencies and complete “back up plans” in order to make repairs like this significantly more swift?

All their ducks should be lined up – and repairs (no matter how “significant”), should take one day, and no more than two.

Maybe now they’ll go back to the drawing board to ensure that this won’t happen again.

Water Main Break Hoboken NJ takes a week to fully repair - Hoboken Water Main Break "Repaired"

Hoboken Podcast – How do you feel about the water issues?

11/24/2015 Update:

In today’s Hoboken Podcast, some frustrated residents tell Hoboken Internet Radio’s Alice Stockton-Rossini how they feel about the non-stop water issues in Hoboken.

Never “just right” is it. Either too much (via flooding of various types) or not enough (due to stuff like this).

Hoboken always has water issues - Hoboken Water Main Break "Repaired"

The Hoboken Story: Never ending water main breaks

Was marveling at how something we all take for granted can paralyze a city when it runs into trouble. So I figured I’d make a fun graphic to kind of sum it all up.

Looks like this year there’s a chance your Thanksgiving turkey might be a bit dry!

Hoboken Water Main Break Excitement - Hoboken Water Main Break "Repaired"

PHOTOS: Hoboken Water Main Break

Take a look at this gallery of photos from Dan Martland showing how dumbfounded the city becomes when water surrounds them. An army truck had to rescue the “in shape” people after they did their yoga or cross-fit classes.
And the cherry on the cake is the dog taking a shit right in the large lake of water. Yum Yum!

Hoboken Water Main Break Army Rescue - Hoboken Water Main Break "Repaired"

Major Water Main Break affecting most of Hoboken

Most Hoboken residents and business have little to no water pressure today because of a major water main break earlier this morning.

Isn’t it amazing how so many people take their own water for granted?

And isn’t it equally upsetting that this much under-appreciated resource is just one little tick away from throwing an entire body of people out of whack? Think about that along with the power grid, your food supply and so on. We’re so close to total chaos every single day it’s not even funny. Thank your lucky stars, in fact.

Oh, and the fucking city is “playing with words” again. They think by changing the name of what is factually a WATER MAIN BREAK to “Water LINE LEAK” that it makes it sound “safer and softer.”

Watch out for more BS “word play” from cities like Hoboken and beyond as we circle the drain at a faster pace.

Hoboken Water Main Break Sunday November 22 2015 - Hoboken Water Main Break "Repaired"

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Monday, November 23, 2015 3:33 pm

My favorite part of this was how the initial repairs were delayed for nearly 5 hours because one of our great municipal employees decided to drive their new army truck into the hole created by the water main break. Dozens of employees standing around wondering how such and idiot could make so much money. Eventually, United Water was able to remove the truck with their own crane.

Monday, November 23, 2015 1:48 pm

Come to Rutherford – it is a great town to transition from Hoboken to the burbs like we did! mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/reale...-the-tunnel.html?referrer&_r=0 and if you need a Realtor contact me at jensullivan@erajustin.com

Monday, November 23, 2015 11:47 am

All the money is going to the Pensions and Health Benefits of the Fireman and Cops who “rescued” these people. If this was fixed they might have to lay a few of these people off.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 8:52 pm

Is that dog doing what I think it’s doing?

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Monday, November 23, 2015 6:24 am

Looks like I missed the last sentence in the article.

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