An aqueduct break in Kearny left the entire city of Bayonne without water for a significant portion of Thursday.
By Katherine Guest/Hudson County View
According to city spokesman Joe Ryan, United Waters and the Municipal Utility Authorities had crews on Central Avenue near routes 1 & 9 repairing the broken 30-inch water main in Kearny. Residents had a limited water supply after a back-up water line connection from Jersey City was initiated.
The rupture happened at about 1 p.m, hours after an unrelated water main break near Linnet and 46th Streets in Bayonne.
Before 4:00 p.m., Bayonne residents were advised water pressure would slowly be restored throughout the evening, before full working water was restored around 10:30 p.m. last night.
Furthermore, the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management provided the city with a back up water supply in the event of a worst case scenario.
Mayor Jimmy Davis noted yesterday that a 24-hour boil water advisory is in effect as a safety precaution.
Ryan clarified with Hudson County View that the water boiling advisory will be in effect until tonight.