As of 7 o’clock this morning, Suez Water North Jersey is reporting that a “great majority of residents” in Jersey City and Hoboken have had their water service restored following Tuesday afternoon’s water main break in Kearny.
Suez is still advising people to boil their water for at least one minute until further notice.
The utility also says residents should check with their building’s management if they have not had service restored “to make sure there is no individual issue and also report their exact addresses.” Suez will then investigate. As of 7:50 this morning, Suez reported small pockets in the area without water service.
System pressure was restored around 1 a.m. this morning after crews worked tirelessly following Tuesday’s 3 p.m. mishap. A local contractor accidentally struck a 36 inch main in an industrial area of Kearny while working a job. The accident happened at the corner of Howell Street and Duffield Avenue.
Suez says the contractor was putting in sheet piling when he apparently pushed one of the pilings directly into the water main which serves as the main feeder line into Jersey City and Hoboken.
Suez brought in tanker trucks to various neighborhoods in case the water outage last for an extended time.
Crews flushed out the system overnight, but some residents may still be experiencing brownish colored water, which is why the boil advisory remains in place until further notice.
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