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Attn MA residents - Boil your water!

Reposted from www.whdh.com: MWRA water main break forces boil water order


CHELSEA, Mass. --A major water pipe break in Weston has forced a boil water order for drinking water until further notice for all MWRA communities east of Weston.

Affected communities include:

Arlington

Bedford

Belmont

Boston

Brookline

Canton

Chelsea

Everett

Lexington

Lynnfield Water District

Malden

Marblehead

Marlborough

Medford

Melrose

Milton

Nahant

Newton

Norwood

Peabody

Quincy

Reading

Revere

Saugus

Somerville

Stoneham

Stoughton

Swampscott

Wakefield

Waltham

Watertown

Weston

Wilmington

Winchester

Winthrop

Woburn

The full press release states:

Water service to all MWRA customer communities east of Weston has been interrupted by a major water pipe break in Weston. Due to this break, A BOIL WATER ORDER IS BEING ISSUED FOR DRINKING WATER FOR ALL MWRA COMMUNITIES EAST OF WESTON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In addition, emergency water conservation measures are being implemented for all impacted communities. A complete list of MWRA water communities is attached.

MWRA is activating its emergency water supplies such as the Sudbury Aqueduct, Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Spot Pond Reservoir. THIS WATER WILL NOT BE SUITABLE FOR DRINKING, but can be used for bathing, flushing and fire protection.

The leak is located at the location where the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel meets the City Tunnel on Recreation Road. This 120-inch diameter pipe transports water to our communities east of Weston – as far north as Wilmington and south to Stoughton. Water is leaking into the Charles River at rate of over 8 million gallons an hour. MWRA crews are on site; engineers are assessing the situation to determine next steps.

Updates will be posted on Mass.gov and MWRA’s website at www.mwra.com or www.mass.gov throughout the event.



ETA: I'm running to the store to pick up some regular bottled water. The grocery store was a madhouse. It's the smallest of the ones I go to and they were already almost out of flat water by the time I got there. I still managed to get two six-packs of Evian (one even had a $1 off coupon on it).
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