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Expert: NJ towns should start revamping water infrastructure for the future

Aug 29, 2018

An associate professor at Rutgers University says that New Jersey municipalities should start planning to revamp their water infrastructure for the future. Daniel Van Abs says that many towns across the state have water pipes that are a century old and just waiting to break. "The question is not really whether they're going to break. It's when they're going to break. They will break. Every one of these old lines will break," Van Abs says. Van Abs' comments come as the city of Hoboken deals with its 17th water main break since June 23. SUEZ Water says that Hoboken's issues stem from old and neglected water pipes. Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla says that the city is considering a lawsuit over the issue.


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