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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.