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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 - 7/10/20 - 10:34 am

Cinquecento on Harrison Avenue announced it won't be reopening: Read more.

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 - 4/3/20 - 9:11 pm

Complaints have been flooding into BWSC today about yellow water in East Boston. Around 4 p.m., BWSC reported it had dispatched crews: 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.

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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.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 8:04 am
By adamg - 6/15/19 - 7:55 pm

A water-main break at 710 Gallivan Blvd., across from the CVS, has flooded and shut the road. Several buildings along Gallivan have taken on water.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 11:22 am
Flooded State Street in downtown Boston

Neal Gaffey shows us you'll need waders or maybe a kayak if you want to get around State Street downtown. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 3:46 pm

Boston Police report Arlington Street is shut between Parsons and Market streets due to a burst BWSC water main. BWSC has rushed workers to the scene and is advising nearby residents they might see brownish/yellowish water and that the should switch to bottled water for cooking or drinking.

By adamg - 3/24/19 - 1:00 pm

NBC Boston reports a broken water main has Tufts Medical Center to shut its emergency room to ambulances because of low water pressure. Flooding also forced the hospital to tell ambulance so to stay away on March 7.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:02 am
Buckled pavement after water-main break in the Back Bay

Rick Macomber shows us the aftermath of the water-main break at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street last night.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 10:13 pm

You might want to avoid the area around a broken water main there. BPD officers are there to help guide you somewhere else as BWSC workers struggle to contain the might flow, which has now inundated Exeter between Newbury and Marlborough and forced the evacuation of some buildings.

By adamg - 8/3/18 - 10:21 am

The Globe reports on a suit by two former employees against the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, filed in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday.

By adamg - 6/20/18 - 4:23 pm

A water-main break yesterday flooded Dry Dock Avenue and caused problems with the water supply today that forced at least some waterfront and Fort Point companies to close. BWSC reports the main was fixed and put back into service by early afternoon, however.

By adamg - 3/28/18 - 2:02 pm

Deadly Sins is a WGBH show that highlights storytellers. This week's episode features an account by Ashley Rose, who grew up in Roslindale, at least until her Delford Street house was flooded by raw sewage from a busted sewer main and then condemned, in 1996. Her story starts at about 9:26.

Residents spent nine years battling the MWRA and the BWSC over what became known as Boston's Love Canal.

By adamg - 3/4/18 - 11:50 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has rain gauges at 10 locations across the city. On Friday, the gauge in Hyde Park registered 3.13 inches of rain - compared to 1.69 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and 1.8 inches in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By adamg - 2/7/18 - 11:08 am

BWSC crews are on site at Brookline Avenue and Francis Street, where a sinkhole has opened up, restricting Francis Street to just one lane between Binney Street and Brookline Avenue.

Brigham and Women's Hospital has sent an alert to staffers: Read more.

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