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Water in Boston: unsuitable for drinking

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Posted: May 1, 2010 4:17 PM
Updated: May 1, 2010 4:20 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Boston, Massachusetts, drinking water

Water in 38 Massachusetts communities, including Boston, is temporarily unsuitable for drinking after a break in a pipe that connects a major suburban reservoir to Boston.

State officials say the break in the 10-foot diameter pipe in Weston is leaking water into the Charles River at a rate of 8 million gallons per hour. The pipe connects to the Quabbin Reservoir.

Officials say a boil-water order has been imposed in all 38 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority communities east of Weston.

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