March, 2013

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ, March 30, 2013 (3 p.m. update) – United Water officials announced that the boil water advisory for customers in Hoboken was lifted at 3 p.m. today by authorization of the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The boil water advisory was issued on Thursday as a result of a 30-inch water transmission main that ruptured and caused a reduction in water pressure throughout the City.

United Water Completes Repairs to 30″ Main

This is the latest updated provided by United Water: HOBOKEN, NJ, March 29, 2013 (9:30 am update) ⎯ United Water has completed repairs to the 30-inch water main at the intersection of Willow Avenue and 14th Street that was broken when a contractor working in the area damaged the pipe yesterday. United Water emergency crews worked all yesterday and through the night to restore service and repair the main. A boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Water quality personnel have been dispatched to the City immediately following the completion of the repair and samples will now be analyzed in a certified laboratory.

United Water Continues Repair to 30″ Water Main; Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect

This update is provided by United Water: HOBOKEN, NJ, March 29, 2013 (7:00 am update) – Repairs continue this morning to the 30-inch water main at the intersection of Willow Avenue and 14th Street that was broken when a contractor working in the area damaged the pipe yesterday. United Water emergency crews worked all yesterday and through the night to restore service and repair the main.

Full water service was restored to the city’s system by approximately 2 p.m. yesterday and emergency crews began excavation of the main site shortly thereafter. “Our emergency personnel have worked long into last night and this morning. We will not stop until the repair is complete. In the meantime, all of our customers had their water service returned to normal early yesterday afternoon,” said Tom Neilan, director of operations for United Water. “Our top priority was to work as quickly as possible to restore service to the people and businesses of Hoboken.”

United Water Issues Boil Advisory

Please see the announcement issued by United Water: United Water Hoboken has issued a boil water advisory today to residents throughout the City of Hoboken as a result of two main breaks that occurred in a six block area of Willow Street. Hoboken residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.

Contractor Hit 30″ Water Main; Water Pressure to Fluctuate As Main Isolated; Boil Advisory in Effect

A contractor at a construction site at 14th Street and Willow Avenue hit a 30” water main. All of Hoboken is *not* without water, but the water pressure will continue to fluctuate as the water main is isolated. As three valves are closed, water pressure throughout Hoboken will gradually continue to rise. Until sufficient pressure is restored, a boil advisory will be in effect.

United Water making repairs to water main at 8th & Clinton; Street closed at 11th & Willow and 8th & Park

United Water construction crews are on the scene at 8th St and Willow Ave to make repairs to a 12″ water main. Repairs are estimated to take approximately 8 hours.

The main has been shut off, so residents on Willow Ave between 8th St and 9th St are expected to be without water service. For other residents, tap water may be discolored, but United Water advises that it is safe to drink.

Willow Ave is closed at 11th Street and 8th Street is closed at Park Ave. Cars in the area have been towed to 8th Street between Willow Ave and Clinton St and to the CVS parking lot near 9th St and Willow Ave.

NJ Transit’s 126 bus that normally runs along Willow Ave will travel south on Willow Ave until 11th Street, then will continue east along 11th St and south along Washington St.

The Green Hop has been rerouted and will travel from 12th St to Garden St to 6th St to Willow Ave.

Hoboken Joins UN’s Resilient Cities Campaign

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, into UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Hoboken brings to four the number of US cities who have joined UNISDR’s global campaign which has 1,400 adherents.

“In the face of stronger and more frequent storms, the cost of inaction is too great,” said Hoboken Mayor, Dawn Zimmer. “We must act now to make our communities more resilient. This campaign is an opportunity for us to learn from other communities around the world.”

14th Street Viaduct Temporary Closure Rescheduled for Tuesday 3/26 & Friday 3/29

Due to the weather, the temporary closure of the 14th Street Viaduct for the concrete deck pour that was originally scheduled for Monday, March 25th is postponed until Tuesday, March 26th from 9am to 3pm. The third and final bridge closure is scheduled for Friday, March 29th.

A detour will be posted providing alternate routes. Hudson County Sheriffs will be present at the project site.

For updates on construction of the 14th Street Viaduct, visit

Public Invited to Firefighters Promotions Ceremony

The City of Hoboken invites all members of the community to attend a promotions ceremony for the Fire Department. The ceremony will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Court Room at City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

Three Captains, Joseph Turner, David Buoncuore and Jason Cassesa, will be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Eight Firefighters, Christopher McGlinchy, Joseph Piccicinni, Daniel T. England, Andrew C. Markey, Richard H. Marsh, Gregory Ferrante, Robert J. O’Connor and Andrew J. Maroney, will be promoted to the rank of Captain.

Take the Hoboken Sustainability Survey

The City of Hoboken has retained the services of Natural Systems Utilities, Chartier Sustainability Group and Rutgers University (aka the Project Team) to prepare a Green Buildings and Environmental Sustainability Plan Element of the current Master Plan.

Sustainability strives to enhance environmental, economic and social well-being without degrading current or future resources.  A Green Buildings and Environmental Sustainability Plan Element explores long-term and short-term goals to improve a City’s quality of life, resiliency during emergencies, and to operate a City more cost effectively.

This survey is the first step in preparing a Sustainability Plan for the City of Hoboken, as it will develop a baseline assessment of needs and priorities within the community.