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Second Water Main Break Shuts Down Water in Newark’s West Ward Overnight

By rlsmetro on

Residents in Newark spent another night with low to no water pressure after large water main broke at an intersection in Newark’s West Ward. 

Early Thuraday morning, residents observed a geyser-like of water gushing from the ground at the intersection of 15th Avenue and South 15th Street. 

Officials said they experienced a pressure surge that led to a 30-inch water main break at about 2 a.m. in the West Ward neighborhood. 

According to city officials, the significant break affected water pressure in the Vailsburg section of the City.

Water main

A smaller water main break was also detected at the intersection of South 19th Street and 19th Avenue. 

Newark residents and businesses remain under a boil water advisory until further notice.   

Officials said before this morning's water main break, all residents were restored to 100% from the Branch Brook Park massive break that disrupted over 100,000 homes and businesses.  

If you are experiencing a water emergency or have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with 973-733-3654 or 973-733-4311