Hoboken Mayor: Water Problems Years in the Making

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    Hoboken's mayor says the city's recent water woes have their roots in a contract signed two decades ago. Her political opponent says she's the one who should have taken responsibility when she took office. Chris Glorioso reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013)

    Hoboken's mayor says the city's recent water woes have their roots in a contract signed two decades ago.

    Several water main breaks and leaks last week left part of the city without water and forced the officials to issue a boil water advisory.

    Fourth Water Main Break in Three Days In Hoboken

    [NY] Fourth Water Main Break in Three Days In Hoboken
    A boil-water advisory was lifted Saturday afternoon for Hoboken residents after a series of water main issues, including a ruptured pipe on Jefferson between Eighth and Ninth streets Saturday morning. It was the fourth break in three days. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday that the city's aging water infrastructure has been neglected for decades. Zimmer said a contract signed by city officials in the 1990s was "unbelievably shortsighted" and put off improvements in favor of plugging budget gaps.

    Zimmer said that deal between the city and United Water has not helped Hoboken. The water company stands to reap up to $100 million in profits from Hoboken water customers over the 30-year agreement, Zimmer said. Meanwhile, the city collected about $13 million from the agreement in the years between signing the deal and 2001, she said.

    Water Woes Persist in Hoboken

    [NY] Water Woes Persist in Hoboken
    A boil water advisory remains in effect in Hoboken Friday, more than 24 hours after two water main breaks disrupted the city. A third leak was discovered Friday, aggravating residents' troubles. Pat Battle reports. (Published Friday, Mar 29, 2013)

    A United Water spokesman didn't immediately a message seeking comment.

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