Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Department of Public Works personnel working to repair the damage.
Newark Pompton Turnpike was closed between Black Oak Ridge Road and Packanack Lake Road Wednesday due to a water main break. The break occurred Wednesday morning at about 9 a.m.. Work crews were on scene Wednesday morning attempting to fix the damage. Heather Fitz-Del Rio, the township's water and sewer superintendent, could not be reached for comment. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Residents may also purchase a license for their cat or dog at the event.
There will be a free rabies clinic for cats and dogs on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Proof of a 2012 pet license will be required to participate. Residents can license their pet at the clinic. Licenses costs $8 for neutered and spayed cats, $15 for non-neutered and non-spayed. A license for a neutered or spayed dog will cost $13.20, $16.20 for non-neutered or non-spayed dogs. All pets must be accompanied by an adult and leashed or kept in a carrier while at the clinic. The clinic will be held at the township garage on Dey Road. For next year, the health department will no longer be mailing dog and cat license renewals. Reminder notices will be sent electronically for the 2013 licensing year. Residents should send an e-mail address …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Resurfacing project is the latest to cause major traffic delays in downtown Wayne in recent months.
Repair work on Valley Road between Ratzer Road and Hamburg Turnpike will continue on Friday. Valley Road at Ratzer is expected to remain closed through Friday evening while repair crews complete work, Department of Public Works personnel said. The road is being repaved and resurfaced. Valley Road heading away from Hamburg Turnpike was down to one lane on Thursday. Traffic was backed up in the area while the work was being done this week. Detours have been set up and residents should expect delays when driving in the area. The work is the latest to cause delays in downtown Wayne this summer. Repair crews struck and broke a water main on Hamburg Turnpike broke last week causing traffic jams and road closures in the area. The incident also …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Water is safe to be consumed.
The boil water notice issued earlier in the week was lifted Thursday. The notice was issued Tuesday because of a broken water main on Hamburg Turnpike between Valley Road and Leonard Terrace. The surrounding water mains were disinfected and flushed, the notice states, and water samples were collected Wednesday. “Test results show that the water is safe to be consumed,” the notice states. Businesses near the water main had to purchase bags of ice to serve with drinks. “Numerous properties lost water due to the break and the resulting widespread drop in water pressure,” a notice the town issued on Thursday stated. The main was repaired and water service was restored within a few hours. Residents living on nearby streets were strongly urged …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Residents on the following streets should boil their tap water before ingesting it or use bottled water.
The township has updated the list of streets whose residents should boil their water or use bottled water due to a water main break that occurred on Hamburg Turnpike Tuesday. The new streets are: Residents who want to use tap water should boil it for at least one minute and let it cool before using it. Work crews are continuing to work on the problem. Major traffic delays exist in the area of Hamburg Turnpike and Valley Road. Detours are in place. Residents should expect delays in the area. The township anticipates the restriction to be lifted by Thursday. Water and Sewer Superintendent Heather Fitz-Del Rio could not be reached for comment. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Residents who live east of Alps Road and east of Berdan Avenue affected by incident.
Officials have issued a boil water notice for part of town after a water main broke on Hamburg Turnpike Tuesday. The township issued the notice on its website and placed a reverse 911 call to residents Tuesday night. The Wayne Township Division of Water is advising residents who live east of Alps Road and East of Berdan Avenue to boil their tap water before drinking or cooking with it as a safety precaution. The water main is located near Valley Road. The pressure in the main has decreased due to the break. Failure to follow the advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness, the noticed stated. Water should be boiled for at least one minute before using. Repair crews were working on the water main Tuesday night. There were …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Systematic flushing scheduled to end by Friday, May 11. Water may become discolored while work is conducted.
The township had to replace a fire hydrant on Valley Road due to a malfunction that occurred at about 11 p.m. on May 1. The town’s water crew was working on the hydrant as part of the township Water Department’s annual systematic flushing of the water system. A pipe between the water main on Valley Road and the hydrant near the municipal complex burst due to a malfunction with the hydrant, said Heather Vitz-Del Rio, the township’s superintendent for water and sewer. The pipe was shut off immediately. The pipe was replaced and the hydrant repaired on Saturday, May 5. No one ran out of water because of the incident. Part of Valley Road was damaged as a result of the incident. The roadway was repaired on Thursday, May 3. Flushing of the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The township has announced what sidewalks are included in its annual repair and replacement program.
The township's annual sidewalk replacement program is scheduled to begin Monday, May 14. Sidewalk slabs damaged or raised by township shade trees and temporary asphalt sidewalks damaged by storms last year will be replaced. Slabs that will be replaced will be marked with a pink dot. Other defective or damaged slabs are the responsibility of the adjacent property owners. The program will be completed in two phases. The following streets will be worked on in the first phase: Gow Road Hurst Terrace Kevin Place Mansard Court Packanack Lake Road Pelham Road Ratzer Road: Route 23 to Alps Ratzer Road from Pike to Garside Tammy Terrace Timothy Road Whipple Road The following streets will be paved in the project’s second phase: Allen Drive Amboy …