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Water Line Break Leaves Hoboken Seniors Without Water

221 Jackson Street - Hoboken, NJ (file / credit: Google Maps)

221 Jackson Street – Hoboken, NJ (file / credit: Google Maps)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - Those living at a senior citizens residence in Hoboken were left without water on this broiling hot and very humid afternoon.

A service line from the water main servicing 10-story-tall 221 Jackson Street broke, Juan Melli, spokesman for Mayor Dawn Zimmer, told WCBS 880.

He said the mayor’s office was notified at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

He noted that air conditioning units were running and bottled water was being delivered.

There were no reports of any injures.

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United Water owns the water main, but the building’s contractor is responsible for making the repairs to the branch or service line.

Repairs were under way and were estimated to take about eight hours.

About 25 cases of water have been delivered to the building and a  “water buffalo” – a large tanker truck from which residents can fill receptacles – has been dispatched.

Hoboken’s office of emergency management and EMS were on the scene.

The break also left water pressure to the nearby fire hydrants dangeously low, a city official said.