Saturday, November 22, 2008

Water Repairs are Wrapping Up

New Jersey American Water finally unhooked the orange temporary water hoses on our block. Here they are in the shadow of a maple tree on our front lawn. Of course, then we had the water main break, but that has been fixed. So water service should be back to normal now.

It's good that the operation is almost over, because the puddles caused by leaks had turned to ice in the past few days. A big patch could be seen Wednesday on Watchung Avenue. Now all that remains is for the roads to be fixed. Park & Seventh north of the intersection is especially damaged. City officials have pledged to keep after the water company to complete repairs.

Now all we have to do is keep after city officials to make sure the five-year municipal road repair program stays on track! It has resumed after a few years of inaction. To see the entire plan as posted on Councilman Rashid Burney's web site, click here. And thanks to Councilman Burney for keeping citizens informed while the city web site is still in a rudimentary state.

--Bernice Paglia


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