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Water main breaks

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:15 am
Beacon Hill street turned into torrent

BWSC reports it had already shut off water in the area of Myrtle and Hancock streets for some repair work overnight when a contractor "broke a gate valve" at Hancock and Myrtle streets around 12:30 a.m., briefly creating a roaring river, complete with waterfalls. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 1:47 pm
Hydrant becomes geyser in Jamaica Plain

Nora Räsänen forwarded her roommate's photo of Jamaica Plain's newest water attraction - a geyser on Centre Street at Parley Avenue.

SRS also noticed her blowing thar: Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 10:56 am

WBZ reports a broken water main sent water towering into the air at Congress and High streets this morning.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:16 pm

Workers inadvertently opened up a water main on Wyvern Street at Hyde Park Avenue across from Pagel Playground and now BWSC is on scene trying to plug the hole and restore the water flow. It's the same basic location where a National Grid gas main burst into flames on New Year's Eve in 2017.

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By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:44 am
Mess in front of the Troy building

At 5:34 a.m., Ross Levanto reported:

Major water leak at the Troy Boston building, 266 East Berkeley in Ink Block, South End. Power is off and residents (including me) displaced.

By adamg - 2/7/21 - 12:36 pm

A water-main break right in the circle has made it impossible, um, impassible. At 10:30 a.m., State Police said motorists should expect delays in the area for TEN HOURS. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:17 pm

BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 9:21 am

A water main burst Monday afternoon at Spring Park and Chestnut avenues, leaving residents near the Stony Brook T stop without water all night and into this morning. BWSC reports it hopes to have the water restored by noon.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:43 pm
Water main break, flooded road in Dorchester

BWSC responds to another water-main break. Photo by John Smith.

Shortly before 10 p.m., the BWSC reported a water-main burst under Columbia Road where ht passes under the Southeast Expressway, near JFK/UMass station.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 9:53 pm

Boston Fire and BWSC crews are in the area of Summer and Purchase streets dealing with a water-main break (video). One resident of Thomas Park in South Boston reports water-pressure problems there and across City Point. Some of the water has gotten into the southbound O'Neill Tunnel.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a crew is at Centre and South streets in West Roxbury, where they've shut off a water main so it can fix a leak in the big pipe.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 11:46 pm

A water main gave way on Dorchester Avenue near Middle Street and now the road is a lake.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:39 pm
Flooging on Harrison Avenue

A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 4:12 pm

BWSC reports a water main on High Street near Pearl Street downtown cracked open around 2 p.m. and that crews are now busy replacing it.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 11:16 pm

WBZ reports a water main under Richmond Street in the North End broke today, flooding the street a week after a water main under Richmond Street broke, flooding the street.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 9:03 am
Flooded Richmond Street in the North End

The Boston Fire Department reports a water main burst on Richmond Street between Hanover and North streets around 5:15 a.m. BWSC workers are on scene trying to repair the main.

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