After spending much of a cold day fixing a sewer issue on Broad Street, a crew from Red Bank’s big-plumbing-job contractor, Mark Woszcak Mechanical, was called to the scene of a water line break at South Street and Madison Avenue at about 6 p.m. Friday.
Water pressure was expected to be reduced or cut off for several hours in the immediate area for several hours while repairs were made, said Rich Hardy, a supervisor in the borough’s public works department. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
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A 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
An 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.
The 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
A 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.
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.
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.
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)
A 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)