Water Main Break: 15th & Jefferson

1/8/2009:

At about 3:30am, a Hoboken Police officer called in a water main break at 15th and Jefferson. “It’s a lake here,” he said.

It’s far from residential buildings, localized, and doesn’t sound like it’ll affect water quality or pressure. But keep that in mind if you travel up that way – since they project United Water will not be on scene to repair the main until almost 5:00am.

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ewt7178
ewt7178
Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:01 pm

That makes sense. I was just curious…

monk
monk
Thursday, January 8, 2009 3:37 pm

[quote comment=”126158″]Wait, H411 stated that at 3:30am the police called in the watermain break. But, Monk stated he saw it at 9:30pm. Why wouldn’t you report it when you saw it?[/quote]

I was literally out running without a phone and by the time I got back to my place 45 mins later it had slipped my mind.

ewt7178
ewt7178
Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:32 pm

Wait, H411 stated that at 3:30am the police called in the watermain break. But, Monk stated he saw it at 9:30pm. Why wouldn’t you report it when you saw it?

notnow
notnow
Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:10 am

You don’t get emergency overtime unless it breaks in the middle of the night. So why would I suggest replacing the majority of the system block by block. Momma said if it aint broke don’t fix it.

After all, Momma said.

MF
MF
Thursday, January 8, 2009 10:27 am

i just fail to understand how responding to incidents on an ad-hoc basis, AFTER they happen, makes any sense at all. why not a proactive approach? you mean this inept organization United Water doesn’t have a handle on where mains are located and the age of each of them?! why not invest the time and money in replacing them in a systematic, prioritized way BEFORE nonsense like this happens.

is this too logical for the mostly uneducated native folks in Hoboken??

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