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By adamg - 9/16/22 - 9:17 am
Washington Street flooding in Chinatown

Rachel McKinney raced to high ground at Washington and Lagrange streets and watched the new Washington River in front of Jaho Coffee around 6 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 11:13 pm

Live Boston reports Boston Fire and BWSC crews reported to A and West 3rd streets tonight after a water main went kablooie. BWSC has shut the water off, but expect road closures in the area.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 2:04 pm

WCVB reports on Boston's latest ruptured water main this time at Northampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:31 am

Amy Weingarten Salvucci reports:

Water main break on Warrenton so Stuart street a bit of a mess

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 11:49 pm

A BWSC water main under Huntington Avenue where it crosses Ring Road and Harcourt Street went kablooie late this afternoon, causing gusher that turned Huntington into a flooded mess.

The scene around 5:40 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/22 - 11:46 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Elisa Speranza, who, as a BWSC project manager, came up with the idea of labeling storm drains with where things poured in them wind up, to try to convince people not to dump motor oil and stuff in them.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:15 pm

The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 9:25 am
Water on India Street

India Street this morning. By BlueEyesRedHair.

WHDH reports a broken water main sent water gushing down Milk Street downtown this morning.

Also India Street: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:57 am

BWSC says crews finished repairs to a burst water main at 100 Tremont St. in Brighton's Oak Square and restored water service at 12:55 this morning.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 12:11 am

Shamus Moynihan noticed the water around 11:40 p.m. BWSC is on the way.

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.

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 - 12/11/20 - 5:16 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission says most Boston residents can ignore the ominous, if vague, e-mail message they got yesterday warning them that its "lead and copper sampling results exceeded the acceptable action level in 2020." 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.

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