The New Jersey Advance reports:
Some 17 hours later, and hours after a ruptured 36-inch water main was repaired, there are many in Jersey City with no water or low pressure, residents are saying. In a 7:50 a.m. update, Suez Water officials say the company that services the city’s water is investigating outages at locations across the city.
The 3-foot main, near Route 7 and the Charlotte Circle in Jersey City, was reported broken at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday after contractor was conducting non-utility work and hit the water main that feeds Jersey City.
The water main break has also affected a number of residences in Hoboken. For those that have water, officials say it should be boiled for a minute before consumption.
Update 4/28/20-3:50 PM: #JerseyCity residents, please be advised that a contractor in Kearny was conducting non-utility work on Rte 7 and hit the 36” water main that feeds #JerseyCity. SUEZ crews are in route to isolate break and make emergency repairs. More information to come. pic.twitter.com/6dvLOBZupW
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 28, 2020
Update: The water shutoff is under 4ft of water so we are working on diversions now to locate. We’re asking residents to boil water until further notice. Furthermore, we are sending potable water to local hospitals while they still have pressure we want to set up support system. pic.twitter.com/rSJ3xPNk7h
— City of Jersey City (@JerseyCity) April 28, 2020
Morning 8:00 am 4/29, Heights:Cold water is good 2 flush(sink pic) and I don’t think boiled water is good enough to drink/cook, boiled water comparison against bottled in second picture. Water pressure is too low. Thanks for restoring water flow.. #JerseyCity @StevenFulop pic.twitter.com/6k8zmEr4RT
— sbkalgi (@sbkalgi) April 29, 2020
Boil Water Advisory is still in effect. We will be taking samples to the lab and work with DEP this AM. Please check back for updates on when the advisory will be lifted.
— City of Jersey City (@JerseyCity) April 29, 2020
— The Jersey Journal (@jerseyjournal) April 29, 2020
Water in Jersey City pic.twitter.com/p57uxXhDof
— Ghaznavi (@DrBabar78) April 29, 2020
because why wouldn’t there be a boil water advisory in the middle of a global pandemic. it’s not like we REALLY have to wash our hands constantly or anything… #JerseyCity
— Kate Rambo (@katerambo) April 29, 2020