Hoboken Water Main Break Repairs Continue – Effect on Weehawken Residents

Photo Credit: Veolia Water North Jersey

February 28th 2023.

Water main break update: The City of Hoboken remains under a State of Emergency due to the water main break caused by a PSE&G contractor on Feb. 27. Drivers are advised to avoid southwest Hoboken and use northern routes to enter and exit the City until further notice. Drinkable water is available at multiple locations throughout the City. Please continue to check for updates. #HobokenWaterMainBreak


Veolia continues to work on isolating the water main and making repairs. Despite impending weather, repair work will continue overnight. To effectuate repairs, Veolia will work to close the interconnect with Jersey City which feeds our system while at the same time, opening the Weehawken interconnect. By opening the Weehawken interconnect, Veolia can then backfeed the system and increase levels of water service to residents through the Weehawken interconnect. Veolia has communicated that no boil water advisory has been issued and the water is safe to consume and use. However, should water pressure drop significantly, a boil water advisory may become necessary. If this becomes necessary, the City will provide a prompt update.

Residents will continue to experience low to no water pressure as repairs continue.

Work to repair the main break in Hoboken may cause some temporary discolored water issues in the Weehawken area. If this occurs, please flush the cold water from your faucet until the water runs clear. We appreciate your patience.

As a reminder, Hoboken and Veolia have set up 7 water distribution sites. Residents must bring their own containers to fill. Drinkable water can be found at the following locations:

  1. Hoboken University Medical Center, on Clinton Street between Third and Fourth Streets.(location slightly updated)
  2. 220 Adams St.
  3. 221 Jackson St.
  4. Fox Hills, 311 13th St.
  5. Fourth and Harrison Streets
  6. Columbian Towers, 76 Bloomfield St.
  7. Stevens’ Wesley Howe Center, 1 Castlepoint Terrace

The Hoboken Fire Department will have a water tanker of non-drinkable water for dishwashing, bathing, toilet flushing, etc, available at the Hoboken Fire House at 13th Street and Washington Streets. The Fire Department may use the tanker at various points throughout the evening for fire suppression, as needed, so it may not be readily available at all hours. Residents must bring their own containers to fill. This water is not drinkable.

All municipal offices will remain closed until 12 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 28, due to predicted weather and water main impacts.