Water Woes Wrapped Up In Newton
Saturday, June 30, 2012 • 8:23pm
ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - After more than 24 hours of issues caused by damage to the 16" water transmission line coming into town, the water supply has been turned back on in Newton.
Water was turned back on around 2pm this afternoon, after the town took emergency preparedness steps, including water buffalos at lower Spring Street and the Mill Street firehouse.
"I am very pleased to report that due to the hard work of our Water & Sewer and DPW personnel, water has been turned back on for the Town of Newton," said Town of Newton Manager, Thomas S. Russo, Jr. "The proper repairs have been made to the 16" water transmission line coming into town."
The injury to the transmission line occurred on Friday morning around 10:30am, when Tri-State Rentals of Newton was erecting a party tent at an Andover Township residence on Manor Drive. The transmission line was pierced by a tent stake.
"Our thanks to all employees, volunteers, and professionals from Newton, Andover, and Sussex County, who assisted during this unfortunate but brief crisis," Russo said. "We hope all Newton and Sussex County residents enjoy the warm weather and have a safe 4th of July holiday weekend and week ahead."
Editor's Note: Ironically, this story took place at the residence of The Alternative Press reporter who initially reported on this story.
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