Customers of Hoboken Water Utility were notified on February 28, 2023 of a possible problem with the drinking water due to a 16-inch, water main break, and were advised to boil the tap water before using as a precautionary measure. The city is pleased to report that the repairs have been completed and subsequent water quality testing shows the water quality to be safe.
THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS LIFTED and it is no longer necessary to boil your water before using. The following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:
- Run your water faucets for 3-5 minutes to flush your service connection and interior plumbing with water from the service main.
- Empty and clean your automatic ice makers and water chillers.
- Drain and refill your hot water heater if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Service connections with a water softener/cartridge filters should be run through a regeneration cycle or other procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
- Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled (as applicable).
Veolia continues to flush fire hydrants to stabilize pressure within the water system as an added precaution. If you see water coming out of hydrants, be assured, this is intentional.
Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s Twitter (twitter.com/cityofhoboken) and Facebook (facebook.com/hoboken) or sign up to receive email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.gov/alerts.
Empty and clean automatic ice makers and water chillers. Drain and refill hot water heaters if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Run water softener/cartridge filters through a regeneration cycle or the procedures recommended by the product manufacturer. Run water faucets for 3 to 5 minutes to flush the service connection and interior plumbing. Replace other water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated. Water reservoirs in tall buildings should be drained and refilled, if applicable.