HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Workers have finally stopped the flow of water three days after a pipe and valve broke in Hoboken.
SUEZ Water says workers on Wednesday are installing a new 36-inch valve, which will restore full water pressure to the Newport section of Jersey City. Senior operations director Christopher Riat says the work should be finished on Wednesday.
For the most part, residents are pretty resilient and seemed unscathed by the water issues over the past few days.
“Just to be safe, I haven’t drank the water but I’ve been showering,” one woman told WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron.
Resident Jonathan Cicarella fled to Cedar Grove.
“I just went to visit some friends in the suburbs and just packed a bag,” he said.
A boil water advisory has been lifted in Hoboken after a backup system was put into place. However, Hoboken and Jersey City residents are urged to use water only when necessary so water pressure can be maintained to fight fires.
The water main broke Sunday morning and the 36-inch valve failed Sunday night.
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