Suez Water tending to 20-inch water main break on Jersey City-Bayonne border

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Suez Water is working on a 20-inch water main break at the border of Jersey City and Bayonne, expecting service interruptions to occur until around 6 p.m.


By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The break, which is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Merritt Street in Jersey City, was, occurred around 2 a.m. and has prompted a response from not just Suez, but also the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority and the Hudson County Officer of Emergency Management.

A trip to the scene this morning saw MUA directing traffic along Merritt Street, where several roads had been closed due to flooding.

Meanwhile, county OEM arrived at the scene with five water tenders in the event that residents are without water at home.

Before their arrival, Suez had already set up a water tanker at the intersection of Old Bergen and Bartholdi Avenues, providing an outline of Twitter of the areas currently without service as COVID-19 precautions have left many residents stuck at home.

Suarez indicated that they are taking every measure to accommodate residents as they undertake this major repair.

“A line stop is currently being installed that will greatly reduce the number of impacted residents throughout the City. Due to the size of the main, this piece will take several hours to install,” they wrote on their website.

“We estimate customers will continue to experience service interruptions until 6 p.m. After this time- only specific residents will be impacted. Customers impacted beyond 6 p.m. will be notified via door hangers.”

They added that two more water tankers are on their way as of 10:30 a.m. and are limiting direct contact with customers as they make the tankers available all day.