Water Main Breaks Plague Residents, Close Roads
Four breaks occurred on Saturday, an 'uncommon' event, officials said.
Several water main pipes have broken in the past few days, closing roads and causing traffic delays in town.
There were four water main breaks on Saturday, two “small” and two “large,” said Heather Vitz-Del Rio, water and sewer superintendent, an “uncommon event” she added. The breaks reportedly occurred on Valley Road, Chapel Place, Lower Valley Road, French Hill Road and Hopper Lane. Water service to homes was interrupted in a few of the incidents.
PSE&G workers caused another break on Ratzer Road near Greenrale Avenue on Monday when they put a pole through a water main. The company repaired the damage.
Vitz-Del Rio said about 50 water main breaks occur annually.
“We do typically have more breaks in the winter than in the summer,” she said.
For more information, or to report a water main break, call the police department at 973-694-0600 and the division of water at 973-694-5090.