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Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« on: January 29, 2011, 12:54:28 AM »
I wasn't home most of the day, so I have as many details as I have water (none), but there was a water main or pipe break at Union and Passaic streets on Friday morning.

In the picture below, you can see a police car blocking Passaic St on the left while the crew works on the right. This was taken today at 12:15am.

Maybe if I fill the toilet tank with melting snow from the roof.................



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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 01:25:20 PM »
The hole that was dug took up almost the entire Union St/Passaic St intersection. A Hackensack Water Company worker said that TWO pipes broke/burst. He didn't know if one caused the other or what the original problem was (age? weather?), but at least the water was back on in my building this morning.

They were filling in the hole when I was there - you can see the truck dumping dirt below. You can also see the patterns that were created during the overnight freeze where water/mud had flowed over the sidewalk yesterday. This was on the northwest corner sidewalk.

Union St and Passaic St have both been reopened.



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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 02:43:39 PM »
The hole that was dug took up almost the entire Union St/Passaic St intersection.

Almost.........but not quite.

Recently, a smooth and unbumpy piece of the intersection was discovered, so the crews are all over that today correcting the oversight.

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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 01:12:34 AM »
MORE problems:

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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 04:25:44 PM »
Whatever the problem is under Union St by Passaic St, it doesn't seem to be getting resolved.

Two more openings were made in the road today. What next?


1. The first of two openings

2, 3.  This one was deep enough to require wall shoring.

4. It took a few pulls to get this started.

5. The Sprinkling of the Holy Water of St. Asphalt

6.  On to Hole #2

7. Two fresh scars for Union St

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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 01:10:18 AM »
Yesterday, they closed the street to pave over some of the paved-over middle area of the intersection.

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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 09:28:32 PM »
The decorative brick crosswalks sure took a beating. I wonder if they will be restored or if that is just chalked off as the price of maintaining the underground utilities.

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Re: Water main break at Union And Passaic Streets
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 01:17:14 AM »
Prettying-up the previous patch-job, I guess.

Finish the street, already.


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