Health & Wellness

Water Main Break in Maplewood Now Repaired

86e4905e1e553f756370_422e830663f948c38bd7_08772dd3c67262fd0b44_maplewood_town_hall.jpg
f4802a5e238120659cc6_maplewood_community_pool.jpg
11cf5dc7143f8ebdfd10_f8f16b53af09c60ea0b8_wmb.jpg
Credits: Carl Patterson
e78d087445fd1bee4407_water_main_break_.jpg
Credits: Carl Patterson
ebb6a3e5f6d97d4da8d8_wmb_2.jpg
Credits: Carl Patterson
43997fe94f6f92b03943_wmb_3.jpg
Credits: Carl Patterson
2116289d5fe85a1dbc7e_wmb_5.jpg
Credits: Carl Patterson
af2260781fe7d31685d1_water_main_1.jpg
Credits: Fred Smith
5055f38dd4db05ced780_tender.jpg
Credits: Fred Smith
86e4905e1e553f756370_422e830663f948c38bd7_08772dd3c67262fd0b44_maplewood_town_hall.jpg

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Township of Maplewood has advised that there is a water main break affecting vicinity of Oakland Road and northeast portion of town Prospect Street to Boyden Avenue. The estimated time for repair is 7 p.m. today. As there is more information the township will update as information is received.

Both the Recreation Department and the Township have announced the Maplewood Community Poll is closed today due to the water main break until further notice.

During the night, the 16-inch water main that runs down the hill beneath Oakland Road cracked and caused a geyser to spring up around 12:30 a.m., according to Sarah Cox until American Water Company was able to reduce the pressure. The reduction in pressure resulted in many homes in Maplewood not only having reduced water pressure, but total lack of water.

Sign Up for E-News

By mid-day the repair work was well underway, and having been connected first to Nick Pinto, Kevin the foreman’s boss and then to Gail Driscoll, Manager of External Affairs she told me that barring any surprises they were making a timely repair and expect the repair to be completed in about 3 hours (it was about 1pm when we spoke). She said “we are sorry for the inconvenience to the local residents and appreciate their patience. Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and reliable water supply to the residents”.

Maplewood Fire Department took precautionary action as John Connor, Maplewood Fire Fighter explained that as soon as they became aware of the break in the water main, Maplewood called upon the district support. That activation is what brought water tenders which carry water and have large inflatable pools that should there be a fire, are set up and the pools filled from the tank truck. The truck then refills from a water source other than the hydrants which during the repair have insufficient pressure for the fire hoses.  The pools of water become the source for the firefighting activities. There has not been any fire emergencies today.

Around 3:30b pm, the repair had been made and the crew was working to re-fill the hole. As of 4 pm the Maplewood Community Pool was re-opened.

Calvin Bell, Head of the DPW relayed this from New Jersey American Water “the water is SAFE to drink and no boiling is necessary.  Residents should run the water for a few minutes so any rust is removed.”

Meanwhile at the corner of Highland Place and Maplewood Avenue, the fire hydrant started leaking today, and a repair crew was last seen digging to enable the replacement of the pipe and hydrant. That repair is projected to be completed very late into the evening.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

SOMA

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

South Orange Police Blotter - iPhone Reported Stolen from Basketball Courts

June 21, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of June 21

Burglary - The owner of a business on Vose Avenue reported that sometime between 12:45 p.m., Sunday, June 17,  and 10 a.m., Monday, June 18, actor(s) unknown forcibly gained access to the business through the front door, rummaged through cabinets and desks and removed some personal items (including Bose brand speakers ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Robbery Reported on South Orange Avenue

South Orange Police Blotter as of June 16

Robbery - An Alpha, NJ resident reported that he was robbed on Sunday, June 3, at approximately 12:30 a.m. while he was walking on South Orange Avenue near Scotland Road. The victim stated that he was approached by three unknown actors who punched him and knocked him to the ground. The actors then stole his cell phone and wallet ...

SOMA Celebrates Pride with Painted Lampposts in South Orange and Crosswalks in Maplewood

June 22, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Earlier this month, Maplewood celebrated Pride by painting rainbow crosswalks outside of Town Hall at the intersection of Oakview Avenue and Valley Street, which were unveiled with a celebration and ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 6.

Inspired by the Maplewood crosswalks, on Thursday evening, June 21, South Orange recognized Pride month by having community ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, June 26, 6:30 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Memoir Writing Class at Millburn Library

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_af1b89eae735bf536426_par440_promo

Fri, June 29, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_ab87d453f7ef0862e666_2018montage2804x956-3

Tue, July 3, 4:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Park, Maplewood

First Time Ever July 3rd Circus Performances and ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Lecia Bianca Jewels Creates a Bridge to Make Bloomfield Center the Next Style Destination

June 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center renaissance continues as Lecia Bianca Jewels becomes a style destination on main thoroughfare in this Essex County Community. Lecia Clay, owner of the boutique, describes her jewelry as 'bridge jewelry,' - pieces that are in a space between costume jewelry and fine jewelry, while having value. 

'Lecia Bianca' is the ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Newark Cop Convicted of Reckless Manslaughter for 2016 Fatal Shooting of Piscataway Man

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Newark police officer was convicted of reckless manslaughter in the death of a man outside Paddy’s Place in Union in May 2016, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

The officer, Joseph Macchia, 37, was convicted of fatally shooting 37-year-old Michael Gaffney of Piscataway following an argument and fight at Paddy’s ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced ...

Welcome To South Orange, Drive 25!

June 22, 2018

With very few exceptions, the speed limit throughout the Village is 25 miles per hour.

Along with barbeques, trips down the shore, and local ice cream runs, July and August mark the summer driving season. If you are driving in, or through South Orange, that means driving at 25 miles per hour. “Welcome to South Orange, now drive 25” says Lt. Michael Corrigan, the head of the SOPD ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace - June 22 to June 28

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:          

Chobani Yogurt 32oz $6.99
Friendly’s Ice Cream 48floz $3.99
Turkey Hero $5.99 ea (Deli)
Brad’s Blues Tortilla Chips  $2.99
Housemade Premade Lemonade 16oz $4.99 (Bakery)
Red Wax Gouda $5.99lb ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% year over year. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded nearly $19 million to local community programs in nine North Jersey counties and has directed more than ...