June 7, 2011 - 1:25PM UPDATE.
The equipment to repair the problem was received this morning at approximately 10:00am. Newton W/S Department personnel immediately went into action to fix the leaking watermain in Andover Township. Repairs at this time are still ongoing and water service is slowly being turned back on into Newton so as not to adversely impact the rest of the Newton water system and fire hydrants.
A meeting will be held at 2:30pm after which time I will send out a press release and update the Manager's Blog and Emergency Alert. Residents will continue to be notified via these online communication delivery systems as well as via the NJ Herald and Reverse 9-1-1 system. Thank you for your patience during this unforeseen emergency.
Thomas S. Russo, Jr., Town Manager