Welcome! Login | Register
 

Americans Identifying Race Relations as a Top Issue Sharply Rises According to Gallup Poll—Gallup released results from a new poll on…

Sharks Fall 4-1 On Road to Manchester—Sharks Fall 4-1 to Manchester on the road

Monster Jam ‘Roars’ Into the DCU Center—Monster Jam will be returning to the DCU…

Friday Financial Five – December 19th, 2014—Congress finally approved retroactive individual tax breaks

REPORT: Rondo Trade to Dallas is VERY Close—Celtics on the verge of trading Rondo

Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November—The executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development…

RE/MAX New England: Pending Sales in Massachusetts Are Up—RE/MAX of New England's November Monthly Housing Report…

See A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre with Your WOO Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

Statement From Congressman McGovern: Regarding The Presidents U.S.- Cuba Policy and Alan Gross—Congressman McGovern speaks on the Presidents new US-Cuba…

Giorgio: Dick Cheney Needs to Stop Torturing Us—Just when you thought it was safe

 
 

NEW: Worcester Shuts Off Water for Entire City After Water Main Break

Monday, November 12, 2012

 

City officials have shut off the water supply to all of Worcester after a 30-inch water line near Chandler and May Streets failed this afternoon.

Officials reported that the break in the 30-inch line, directly off of a 40-inch water main line, is significant.

The Department of Public Works and Parks has assessed all options for repair. The size of the line and the required repair will require the City to shut the water gates off that feed the whole City at the water treatment facility for Monday evening and most of the early morning hours on Tuesday as well.

All residents and businesses will likely experience low or no potable water flow at their faucets and taps during this period of repair. Once repaired, DPW will flush main water lines where required. Residents and business can expect discolored water once water gates at the plant are reopened and water pressure and water flow are restored.

Residents and businesses should leave their faucets and taps on and observe water until it runs clear. Do not leave faucets and taps on unattended. Discolored water can stain laundry if done during this shut down and restoration period.

Earlier in the day, the ruptured main caused flooding at the Worcester State University campus, prompting the school to close and cancel classes for Tuesday.

Check back for updates.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.