Water infrastructure implementation and a possible budget amendment solution
The City of Hoboken announced the following implementation of 15 blocks in water mains installation.
On a separate note, tonight’s crucial special meeting of the City Council will seek to come to a budget solution stalemated at the last meeting.
Word of a possible budget amendment approved by the State in Trenton earlier today would pave the way for passage tonight.
The budget amendment will seek more than one-million dollars moved from the surplus to fix the gap and is being driven by City Council President Jen Giattino for the five votes needed for passage.
Details from the City on the water mains follow:
Community: Hoboken completes installation of 15 blocks of new water mains
Dear MSV Readers,
The City of Hoboken yesterday installed the final water main service line to complete the installation of 15 blocks of brand new water mains. As a part of the water infrastructure project, the City proactively replaced nearly 7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s oldest water mains over the past year. The upgrades included the installation of new service lines, road repaving, Vision Zero roadway improvements, as well as infrastructure to help mitigate localized flooding. The replacement of water mains utilized low interest and interest free loans from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank, with no funding from the 2020 municipal budget. In 2019, the City entered into a contract with SUEZ that now provides for $33 million in water main upgrades through 2034, with an average of $2.2 million invested every year.
In addition to new water mains, 272 new water service lines (2,200 linear feet) were installed, along with 104 gate valves to help isolate vulnerable water mains when repairs are needed. 15 new fire hydrants were also installed, replacing 12 old fire hydrants.