Sunday, May 2, 2010

Boston | MWRA Water Main Break, Frederick Laskey

Boston | MWRA Water Main Break, Frederick Laskey on Hot Topics -- Hot Topics reports Boston | MWRA Water Main Break, Frederick Laskey. MWRA chief Frederick Laskey confirm Repairs at the MWRA’s water main break in Weston. He say “highly unusual and catastrophic” — are well underway this Sunday morning, but Melrose residents and others in affected areas in the state are still warned to boil water before using it for drinking.

A boil water order was put into effect for 28 MWRA communities east of Weston until further notice, After 1pm on Sunday you will also be able to get water at 1 Merry mount Road in Quincy. A major water main break in Weston is the cause. Emergency water conservation measures were being put in place for the impacted communities. The communities affected by the boil water order (UPDATE: originally reported by MWRA to be 28 communities):

  1. Arlington
  2. Belmont
  3. Boston
  4. Brookline
  5. Canton
  6. Chelsea
  7. Everett
  8. Lexington
  9. Lynnfield W.D.
  10. Marblehead
  11. Medford
  12. Melrose
  13. Milton
  14. Nahant
  15. Newton
  16. Norwood
  17. Quincy
  18. Reading
  19. Revere
  20. Saugus
  21. Somerville
  22. Stoneham
  23. Swampscott
  24. Wakefield
  25. Waltham
  26. Watertown
  27. Winchester
  28. Winthrop
Water is leaking into the Charles River at a rate of over 8 million gallons an hour. provides a map of the communities it serves and in what capacity. The Emergency Operations Center is open. The phone number is (617) 305-5970.

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