Pawcatuck water main break may discolor tap water; boiling is advised

Pawcatuck water main break may discolor tap water; boiling is advised



STONINGTON — Crews were repairing a broken water main Tuesday afternoon on Coggswell Street in downtown Pawcatuck.

The break left residents and businesses in the immediate area without water early Tuesday afternoon. 

The Town of Westerly’s public works utilities division issued a notice to residents and businesses informing them of the break and said they might experience a slight discoloration in tap water when the main is reactivated. 

The condition is temporary and can be alleviated by running cold tap water for a short time, the notice said.

Customers also are being told to boil their water once service returns and before they consume it. Water testing is scheduled for Wednesday and the results will be given to customers as soon as possible, the utilities division said. 

rblessing@thewesterlysun.com


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