HOBOKEN, NJ - SUEZ Water customers are advised that there will be a shut down of water impacting parts of Hoboken this afternoon, Tuesday.
Despite last week's proclamation by the City of Hoboken that the initial phase of water main replacements was "complete," SUEZ Water North Jersey says a contractor will be performing maintenance repairs at 8th Street between Madison and Jackson and Monroe between 7th Street and 8th Street.
"In order to complete this repair, water service will be shut down until 2 PM," according to SUEZ, saying that, "Buildings impacted by the shutdown have been notified."
On Monday, pick up at nearby schools—particularly Hoboken Catholic Academy—was complicated by snarling traffic.
As for water service, SUEZ customers can click HERE to see what addresses will be cut off Tuesday afternoon. To minimize inconvenience, the water utility advises residents to fill containers with water ahead of time, make sure faucets are off to prevent damage, and check plumbing fixtures when pressure is restored. There is currently no indication from the utility when that restoration will occur.
"We apologize for this inconvenience while we work to serve you better," says SUEZ.
After a steady drip of catastrophic failures over the past few years that brought Hoboken and SUEZ to the brink of legal action, a new arrangement was hammered out in 2019 that required a reinvestment crumbling, centuries-old infrastructure—to the tune of $33 million in water main upgrades through 2034, with an average of $2.2 million invested every year.
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