JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A boil water order remains in effect Wednesday for residents in Hoboken and Jersey City following a water main break Tuesday afternoon.
Crews worked through the night to restore service to the area, which includes Christ Hospital in Jersey City.
While great majority of residents in #JerseyCity and @CityofHoboken have service restored, there are small pockets with no water. Residents should check w building management to make sure there is no individual issue and also report their exact addresses. We will investigate.
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 29, 2020
According to SUEZ Water, a contractor working near Howell Street and Duffield Avenue ruptured the 36-inch line.
Residents are urged to boil their water for at least one minute.
“Residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption,” SUEZ said in a statement. “Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.”
Update 4/29/2020-11:45 PM The water main break on 11th and Madison in #Hoboken has been isolated successfully. Repairs are estimated to be completed later this evening.
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 30, 2020
A second water main break was reported in Hoboken on Wednesday afternoon. It happened at 11th and Madison. Residents were told to avoid the area.