Service was just restored in the Two Bridges area this morning after yesterday’s water break on Rutgers Slip/South Street. The culprit was apparently last week’s deep freeze followed by relatively warm temperatures during the day yesterday.
Water service was cut off at Two Bridges Tower and a senior housing building on the same block. We have photos from a few local residents as well as from District Leader Daisy Paez, who was helping distribute water to seniors.
Trever Holland, tenant association president at Two Bridges Tower, tells us this is the sixth or seventh water main break/flooding situation at this location in the past few years. The buildings impacted are right next door to Extell’s One Manhattan Square, the 80-story tower going up on the former Pathmark site.
South Street from Pike Street to Rutgers Street remains closed this morning as crews continue to make repairs.
— twobridgestower (@twobridgestower) January 9, 2018
Water service has returned! Big thanks to all who worked on this overnight and @NYCWater Manhattan Public Affairs Coordinator, Humberto Galarza, who provided updates throughout the night. https://t.co/SJDuhaeNlW
— twobridgestower (@twobridgestower) January 10, 2018
Also from DEP:
“We are still working, its either city water main or possible private water service line, possibly […] 2 Bridge Towers. If its [2 Bridges] then DEP Supervisor will speak to building management and ask them to contact licensed plumber to make the repairs… pic.twitter.com/EFmVxHH5Ne
— Yuh-Line Niou (@yuhline) January 10, 2018
— Margaret S. Chin (@CM_MargaretChin) January 9, 2018