Christie to Visit Oceanport, Address Water Main Break

The governor will give an update on the water main failure on Saturday at Wolf Hill Recreation Center at 1:45 p.m.

Gov. Chris Christie will visit on Saturday afternoon to address the water main break that has placed residents of about 22 Monmouth County towns under a boil-water advisory and severely restricted water usage.

The governor will give an update at 1:45 p.m. at the, 3 Crescent Pl., on the that prompted county officials to declare a state of emergency.

Late Friday night, the county issued a press release that said all Monmouth County towns were under the boil water advisory. On Saturday morning, officials issued the list of just 22 towns that are directly affected.

Towns directly affected by this crisis that are still under the boil-water advisory are Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor and Neptune. Monmouth Beach and Shrewsbury and Ocean townships were added this morning.

Jacqueline DeBrown June 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Mary, I would call Riverview Hospital and/or your police department who will hook you up to he first aid who may have answers for you or get you some clean water. What town are you in?
Mary Lynn Noonan-Toschi July 01, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Thank you Linda but since it is the weekend there is no one to contact. I spoke with my home health nurse yesterday and they are sending me some extra disposable items but it might not get here until Tuesday. I have tried to find the items that I need at local pharmacies but I need a doctors Rx which I can not get until Monday. This is not an easy task for someone who is housebound. The police can bring me bottled water but I am ok with that for a few days. Worse comes to worse I will have to go to the emergency room and see if they can give me some supplies to tied me over. It's hard for me to get out though and I'm sure that they have better things to do than get me supplies but it's a course of last resort.
Mary Lynn Noonan-Toschi July 01, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Thank you. I am in Long Branch. As I said earlier, I can go to the Emergency Room at Monmouth Medical Center but I will use that as a last resort. I don't like to tax the system if I can manage on my own. I won't be able to shower since I can not expose the sterile equipment to possible pathogens. Monday I will have to explore my options with my visiting nurse and case manager. I am certain I am not the only person having these problems. I wonder how others are coping.
Aberdeen Homeowner July 01, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The state and or water company should deliver water locally....to our home, town office or local supermarkets should have vouchers. Why should I have to drive 30 to 40 minutes one way, especially in near 100 degree temperatures ! This is very unfair.
MiddletownResident July 01, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I think only delivering to the elderly and disabled would be fair...able willing bodies shouldnt complain


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