Water Main Break Update

05bb2d601be9b15bbf78_watermainhole.jpg
Contractors continue to finish repairs on a 48-inch water main that broke early Tuesday at Portland Avenue and Watchung View Place. Credits: Tom Kranz
05bb2d601be9b15bbf78_watermainhole.jpg

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR COLLEEN MAHR

I have been in contact with the American Water Company and am told that repairs to the broken water main should be finished by the end of today (Wednesday). A complete update from Bill Walsh, VP of Government Affairs for American Water, follows below. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Fanwood Police Department and the Fanwood Department of Public Works for their quick response to this incident Tuesday and their continued work at the site through the night into today. I would like to thank all our residents for their patience in dealing with reduced water pressure and the all-around inconvenience caused by this incident. Here's the latest from Mr. Walsh at American Water:

  • As of this morning, the system is in good shape. Tanks are within the normal range.
  • Pressure is now near normal.
  • In Fanwood, there were 6 leaks. Five have been repaired as of this morning.
  • Our contractor was delayed by the thunder storm early this morning but was able to remove the broken length of 48" water main. The pipe inspection company performed an internal inspection of 200' of pipe. They found no issues, so no other lengths of pipe need to be removed. The contractor estimates the repair will be completed by this afternoon.
  • We are working on a filling/flushing/sampling plan.
  • The cleaning service is scheduled to return to the site today to complete any left over water/mud cleanup.

Bill Walsh

Sign Up for E-News

Vice President

Government Affairs

American Water

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Sinai or Sanctuary?

 

 

And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

Now the question is, was G‑d really homeless? ...

Former Cranford Mayor Endorses Nick Scutari for Democratic Chair

February 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

Having Senator Scutari lead the (Democratic) party would certainly put Cranford in a good position for resolving the issues we face such as gun control, flood mitigation and public safety.

Union County is made up of urban and suburban communities, that we need to protect. The stronger our communities are, the stronger the diversity and our being connected will be.

Senator ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Girls Basketball: Union Catholic Will Play In Game To Support Childhood Cancer

February 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic varsity girls basketball team is honored to be playing in the Gold-Out game at Bernards High School for the third straight year, a game that will raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m, is called the “Gold-Out’’ game because gold is the awareness color for Childhood Cancer.

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ab8f5d9efb4317e5a445_hiawatha

Sun, February 18, 3:00 PM

Lawton C. Johnson Middle School , Summit

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Free ...

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, February 20, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Book Club @ Scotlib: The Japanese Lover by Isabel ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, February 20, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance