LITTLE SILVER: WATER OUTAGE CONTINUES

ls main break 070216 4A contractor cutting the ruptured main at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Below, a replacement for the 36-inch main ready for installation at the site, on Rumson Place in Little Silver. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

ls main break 070216 5An unspecified number of of homes and businesses in Little Silver and towns east remained without water service Saturday evening.

Meantime, New Jersey American Water Company ended the boil-water alert issued following the early morning rupture of a 36-inch main on Rumson Place in Little Silver.

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LITTLE SILVER: MAIN BREAK CUTS OFF WATER

ls main break 070216 1The site of the break, on Rumson Place at West Lake Road, in Little Silver. The homes in the immediate area, which are served by Red Bank municipal water, were unaffected by the outage. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A water main break in Little Silver disrupted service to users in at least three towns early Saturday.

The rupture of a 36-inch New Jersey American Water Company main on Rumson Place in Little Silver was expected to take up to 18 hours to repair, officials said.

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RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE

A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street in Red Bank Monday morning. Spring Street was closed between Harding and Elm Place. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s borough government issued a “boil water” alert following a supply line break on the East Side Monday morning.

Public works director Gary Watson tells redbankgreen that a six-inch line, not a 10-inch main, ruptured at Harding Road and Spring Street at about 6 a.m. Water service was shut to two homes on Spring Street and the Manor Drive condominium complex while a contractor makes repairs, expected to be completed by about 3 p.m., he said.

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WATER EMERGENCY CONTINUES

A view of the damaged pipes from Swimming River Road in Lincroft Saturday morning, and the map showing the towns included in the boil-water advisory. (Photo by Bill Heine. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An outdoor water-use ban remained in effect throughout Monmouth County Saturday, even as officials limited a boil-water advisory to 22 towns in the aftermath of Friday’s supply failure at the New Jersey American Water plant.

The boil-water advisory remains in effect for all towns on the Green except Red Bank, which obtains water this time of year from its own wells. Tens of thousands of homes, and hundreds of restaurants and other businesses dependent on large volumes of water are affected.

NJAW customers and even those in Red Bank are asked to restrict indoor water use, while outdoor uses such as watering of lawns and car washing are prohibited.

As of noon Saturday, NJAW had given no indication of when service might be restored to normal.

Meantime, local fire officials are on heightened alert with provisions for backup support in the event of a fire.

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MIDDLETOWN ROAD REMAINS CLOSED

w-front-120211 West Front Street between Bernard Drive and Shady Oaks Way in Middletown remained closed Friday morning following a reported water main break late Thursday afternoon. A repair crew was on the scene, but no information was immediately available about how long the work might take. (Click to enlarge)

WATER MAIN BREAK SHUTS WEST FRONT

main-breakA motorist navigates a muddy cascade toward a bridge over Jumping Brook following a major water main break on West Front Street in Middletown late Wednesday afternoon. Police were in the process of shutting down the road between Half Mile Road and the Parkway overpass. (Click to enlarge)

PAVERS CAUSE ‘MINOR’ WATER OUTAGE

water-main-120910Pavers laid asphalt around the area of the break while a borough crew sought to repair damage to the water line. (Click to enlarge)

A Red Bank public works crew was on the scene of a water main break at Central Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard late Thursday afternoon.

A crew supervisor said the break, which occurred at about 2:20p, was caused by a paving contractor laying asphalt on Central Avenue.

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