Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency due to a break in a water main which brings water to 48 communities in the Boston area. 31 communities have been put on “boil water” order, including Waltham and Boston, meaning if you live in those areas you have been advised to boil your faucet water before drinking or bathing in it.

According to an article in the Boston Globe, “The break is in a 10-foot-diameter pipe on Recreation Road in Weston, where the MWRA’s MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel meets the City Tunnel”, which is located about 2 miles from our very own Brandeis University. Due to the leak, 8 million gallons of water are rushing into the Charles River each hour, and has been ongoing since sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. this morning, when the break occurred.

Be careful, and use your water responsibly!

6 comments on “Water main break”

  1. Alex Kasper Says:

    Anyone else highly disappointed about the fact that it took 7 hours for the administration to warn us about this?

  2. Scott Says:

    nahht really

  3. Scott Says:

    Well i personally was not, but maybe I am the only one

  4. Ali Says:

    Actually you can use the tap water for bathing without boiling it.

  5. Doug Says:

    Btw, just so everyone knows. They didn’t switch to untreated water until 6:40 PM that evening. So there was no issue in the administration taking their time to warn us. They were likely developing their contingency plans for this emergency.

  6. Brandesian Says:

    It took Mark Collins, Ed Callahan, Dr. Poaster, and the rest of the crew some time to figure out what the situation was…