Boil order remains in effect for 30 Mass. communities

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May 2, 2010, 12:47 pm
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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Weston, Mass.) - Water service has been interrupted by a major water pipe brake for MWRA customers living east of Weston.
     
Right now 30 communities remain under a boil water order.
     
That's down from 38 at its peak Saturday night.





Officials say the water would be like drinking lake water.
     
There is no confirmation the water is tainted.
     
As a precaution, before drinking water, customers are told to boil their water rapidly for at least one minute.
    
It's still not clear how long the order will remain in affect.
     
The MWRA was able to stop the leak.
     
For now, water is being delivered through the emergency back-up reservoir system.
     
Governor Deval Patrick held a news conference Sunday morning at the source of the leak.

Gov. Deval Patrick stated, "The extent of the damage is not as great as we feared.''  
     
The governor says he plans to write a letter to the White House to formally ask for federal help.
   
NECN reporter Alysha Palumbo is in Weston with details.


Tags: massachusetts, Deval Patrick, Governor, Weston, Fred Laskey, MWRA
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