Friday, August 3, 2012
Police say the issue will last a few more hours.
Westborough Police are warning residents on the town's north side not to drink their water or do laundry for the next few hours. A water main break has discolored the water, police said in a press release tonight. Public works crews are flushing hydrants toward addressing the problem, police said. Police are asking residents not to report discolored water to them or the fire department.
The incident happened at a West Main Street office complex.
Downtown Westborough had dirty water Monday after an early morning water main break at a private West Main Street office complex. The private three-building complex at 110-112-114 West Main St." has had "a couple of breaks" before, Westborough Department of Public Works Operations Manager Dennis Cote said today. The latest water main break was "substantial," as Westborough "lost 1.6 million gallons of water," Cote said. A private contractor repaired the break that day, he said.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The break has been called 'fairly large' and may cause brown or no water in some parts of town.
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m. - Crews have completed repair of a broken 8 inch pipe. The large excavated hole is being filled with dirt. See updated photos and story on Westborough Patch. UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:15 p.m. - Westborough Police Officer Clifford Luce said there is no change to report at this hour concerning the large water main break at Samson and Flanders roads. Two police officers remain at the scene as workers continue to repair the problem. A resident on Forbes Road posted a message on Facebook saying that the once brown water is starting to clear slightly at that location. How is the water where you are? Are you experiencing any effect from the water main break? Share information with others in the comments …