Suez connection testing leads to 6-inch water main break in Hoboken at 1st & Jefferson Streets


Connection testing by Suez Water near the Jersey City and Hoboken border led to a six-inch water main break at 1st and Jefferson Streets early this morning.

Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“#Hoboken Residents: Crews are responding to a water main break at 1st & Jefferson[.] The broken 6” main has been isolated, and there are no impacts to water service in the area,” Suez Water tweeted at 6:28 a.m.

About an hour later, 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, who represents the area where the break occurred, provided his own update.

“Avoid the area if you can. The expectation at this time is that any disruption in water service will be restored by 3PM. The break was caused by Suez who is conducting testing on connections near the Jersey City / Hoboken border,” he wrote in an email blast.

“If you have any questions regarding the break and restoration of service, please contact Chris Halleron at Suez at 201-892-8043.”

Just before 8 a.m., Suez provided another update on Twitter, indicating that the broken main had been isolated, water service in the area had still not been impacted, and that the intersection will be closed until repairs are complete.

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