UPDATED 05-04-10 (8:49 AM): WATER BAN STILL IN EFFECT FOR MWRA COMMUNITIES EAST OF WESTON, MA BECAUSE OF A MAJOR WATER PIPE BREAK IN WESTON…

Posted on May 2, 2010. Filed under: News And Politics... |

 

UPDATED:  Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:49 AM (My original post follows my updates)

 

News this morning is the ban has been lifted for all cities and towns affected except for Saugus… 

Mass. lifts boil water order for 2 million

 

This link is great.  There’s information on what to do now that ban has been lifted along with other related info.  The previous story says Saugus was the only one that has the ban still in place, but this story says that all 30 cities and towns affected are lifted…

 

Just to be sure, I went to the MWRA site and sure enough, the ban is lifted for all 30 cities and towns.  My advice is to wait a couple of more days before drinking it, to be sure the water’s safe…

MWRA Emergency Water Notice

 

What great news!!!

 

QueenBee

 

 

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UPDATED:  Monday, May 3, 2010 11:40 PM

 

Here’s a news video that I caught on NECN tonight that has more info so I figured I’d post it.  Officials are saying they want to test the water until they get two clean results before they release the ban…

 

Officials continue to test water in Mass (Video) 

 

QueenBee

 

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UPDATED:  Monday, May 3, 2010 9:42 PM

 

The bad news is that the ban is still in effect.  The good news is that the ban could be lifted within 24 to 48 hours, God willing…

 

This is the latest news update, but don’t forget to check the links below as previously stated in this post….

Weston Pipe Repairs Complete; Water Tests Begin

 

The City of Medford did the right thing in helping their residents cope with this disaster.  They distributed free bottled water today at Medford High School beginning at 3 PM. The distribution is open to all Medford residents…

Medford to distribute water today

 

Earlier this afternoon, Obama declared an emergency disaster in Massachusetts so additional assistance will be forthcoming.  People have been fighting over water in places like Costco and BJs, and I pray that this situation gets resolved before someone gets injured which is what the Commonwealth doesn’t need right now…

 

QueenBee

 

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UPDATED:  Monday, May 3, 2010 10:03 AM

 

A total of 265 million gallons of water flowed into the Charles River from this broken water main, which has been contained.  Here’s the latest info on this story, including a video.  The boil water order is still in effect.  Please refer to the MWRA link (in my original post below) as well as the Mass DEP link for the latest updates…

 

Weston water main break not worst-case

 

Read these FAQ which will answer some questions you may have…

MassDEP: ‘Boil-water’ order FAQ

 

I’m also including the link to Mass Dept. of Environmental Protection for additional updated information…

http://www.mass.gov/dep/

 

QueenBee

 

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Here is the latest information on this large water main pipe break in Weston, Massachusetts which includes a link to the MWRA site’s latest update on this Boil Water Order for affected areas (listed below).  As of today, the leak has been stopped, and they are now in the process of testing the water, but the ban continues until further notice.  Water use should be restricted to essential use only…

QueenBee
 
 
 
MWRA EMERGENCY WATER NOTICE
Updated Regularly
Emergency Operations Center: (617) 305-5970
   
Page Last Updated Sunday, May 2, 2010 4:01 PM

Updated – Go to latest update

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 included on this page.

Mass. Department of Public Health
MWRA Water Break – Boil Water Information

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.


UPDATE 12:00 PM May 2, 2010

If communities receive any calls regarding  how to reach MEMA, please direct them to call 211.

Community Update

MWRA has been able to stop the leak at the pipe in  Weston. Excavation of the leak is complete, repairs have been initiated. Water pressure continues to be stable.  MWRA system water is currently coming from the Carroll Treatment Plant and now being supplemented  by the Chestnut Hill Emergency Reservoir.
 
All communities below  are being asked to collect a round of coliform samples this morning (Sunday)  per their total coliform rule locations.  Another round of sampling is  being requested for later today.  The MWRA Chelsea Water Quality Lab is open.

Please remember that a Boil Water is in effect for the  following communities until otherwise notified and water use should be restricted to essential use only.

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY BOIL WATER ORDER
List Updated May 2, 2010 12:00 PM

Arlington
Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Hanscom AFB
Lexington
Lynnfield W.D.
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton

Nahant
Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Swampscott
Waltham
Wakefield
Watertown
Winchester
Winthrop

More information on Boil Water Orders:

http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/boilordr.htm

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UPDATE 8:00 AM May 2, 2010

If communities receive any calls regarding how to reach MEMA, please direct them to call 211.

Community Update

MWRA has been able to stop the leak at the pipe in Weston.  Excavation of the leak is complete, repairs have been initiated.  Water pressure continues to be stable.  All MWRA system water is currently coming from the Carroll Treatment Plant.
 
All communities below are being asked to collect a round of coliform samples this morning (Sunday) per their total coliform rule locations.  Additional sampling may be requested later today.  The MWRA Chelsea Water Quality Lab is open.

Please remember that a Boil Water is in effect for the following communities until otherwise notified and water use should be restricted to essential use only.

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY BOIL WATER ORDER
List Updated May 2, 2010 10:00AM

Arlington
Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Hanscom AFB
Lexington
Lynnfield W.D.
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton

Nahant
Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Swampscott
Waltham
Wakefield
Watertown
Winchester
Winthrop

More information on Boil Water Orders:

http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/boilordr.htm

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UPDATE 2:30 AM May 2, 2010

Subject: May 2 Community Water Advisory (2:30 am Update) rev.

If communities receive any calls regarding how to reach MEMEA, please direct them to call 211.

Arlington
Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Lexington
Lynnfield W.D.
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant

Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Swampscott
Waltham
Wakefield
Watertown
Winchester
Winthrop

More information on Boil Water Orders:

http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/boilordr.htm

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UPDATE 8:47 PM May 1, 2010

MWRA has been able  to stop the leak at the pipe in Weston. Water is now being delivered  through the emergency back-up reservoir system.  Water pressure is  stable.

Please remember that a Boil Water is in effect for the following  communities until otherwise notifies and water use should be restricted to  essential use only.

More information on Boil Water Orders:
http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/boilordr.htm

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UPDATE 4:30 PM May 1, 2010

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 throughout the event.

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UPDATE May 1, 2010 1:30 PM

There is a leak on a major water pipe in Weston that could potentially interrupt water service to all of our customer communities east of Weston.
 
MWRA ASKS THAT PEOPLE STOP USING WATER FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS.


Updates will be emailed to community representatives and posted on MWRA’s website at www.mwra.com throughout the event.
 
The Emergency Operations Center is open. The phone number is (617) 305-5970.
 
Press calls should be directed to Ria Convery at (617) 839-3944.

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The following communities
are affected by the
Boil Water Order

Communities not listed below are NOT affected by this boil water order.

Updated Sunday, May 2, 2010 4:01 PM

Arlington            Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Hanscom AFB
Lexington
Lynnfield WD
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant
Norwood
Newton
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Swampscott
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Winchester
Winthrop

See all MWRA communities

 

Updated May 2, 2010
 
 

 
 

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