The plethora of current water ecology issues have significant effects on the world population, but the sheer number and range of topics make it difficult for individuals to separate the facts and take action. The Water & Resiliency EcoForum on August 11th will feature five environmental activists, policy makers, and water conservation professionals, who will share valuable information for individuals looking to take action.
The Globe reports water's bubbling up near where water erupted into a full-blown torrent this past spring.
A burst main at Tremont and Ruggles streets this morning meant gushing water and diverted traffic on those streets and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
That'll teach us to rely on Vogon engineering.
TKOG reports on her aquapocalyptic experiment:
... The Verdict: I smell like a scratch'n'sniff public service announcement, but my teeth feel clean and glossy. ...
Ban lifted at 3 a.m. But officials say: Let your cold water run for a minute and your hot water run for 15 minutes (if you have a 40-gallon water heater) or 30 minutes (80 gallons) before drinking deeply of the local tap water.
Pres. Obama signs a federal disaster declaration for cities and towns served by the MWRA:
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.
No word when we get our trailers.
From the folks manning the Twitter and Universal Hub Aquapocalypse desks:
Back Bay: Dunkin' Donuts in the Prudential Center; Finagle-a-Bagel, 536 Boylston St.
Beacon Hill: Capitol Coffee House, Bowdoin Street, next to the State House.
Cambridge: Pretty much every single place that normally serves coffee, because they're special.
Chinatown: Au Bon Pain at New England Medical Center.
Dorchester: Sugar Bowl Cafe on Dot. Ave. near JFK/UMass (cash only); Flat Black Coffee has iced coffee available at Dorchester Lower Mills and Ashmont stores.
Downtown: Mulligans on Canal Street; Cosi at South Station (trucked in from Cambridge); Plaza Deli, second floor, 2 Center Plaza; City Hall Deli, eighth floor, Boston City Hall; Max's on Milk Street; the Milk Street Cafe; Flat Black Coffee on Broad Street has hot and iced espresso drinks; Finagle-a-Bagel in Government Center; Sip Cafe in Post Office Square Park; Grassroots Cafe, 101 Arch St.
Hyde Park: TC's, Fairmount Avenue.
Jamaica Plain: Dunkin' Donuts, Centre Street (across from the fire station).
Longwood Medical Area: All the hospitals have their own water supply, so everything should be running. Au Naturals at Brigham and Women's for example.
Milton: Dunkin' Donuts, East Milton Square.
Boston Common on Salem Street. All out, but will have more Tuesday morning.
Roslindale: Select Cafe, Roslindale Square (across from the train station).
Roxbury: Peet's at Northeastern International Village, 1175 Tremont. No espresso, though.
Somerville: Mr. Crepe in Davis Square; Blue Shirt Cafe, Davis Square; Aroma Cafe (formerly Cafe Rossini and Cafe Lola), on Highland Ave. just past Cedar St.; The Biscuit, 406 Washington St.
South Boston: Doughboy Donuts, 220 Dorchester Ave.; Flour by the Children's Museum.
South End:: Dunkin' Donuts at Mass. Ave. and Columbus Ave.; Mohr & McPherson Cafe, 460 Harrison Ave.; Mike's City Diner on Washington Street (closes at 3).
Watertown: Joe's Variety, Orchard Street.
Across the area: Au Bon Pain shops have coffee; except the one at the Pru.
So says the MWRA updates page (yes, refresh it).
The 120” pipe connection has been repaired, pressurized and put back into service. Fully treated water has been distributed to the MWRA system since about 6 PM on Sunday and is expected to continue. Water pressure in MWRA service area is in typical ranges.
Please remember that a Boil Water Order is in effect for the following communities until otherwise notified and water use should be restricted to essential use only.
Jane Kokernak puts together a video showing us how to disinfect dishes and pots with some bleach.
Buck Buckaroo reports R&D's Deli in Melrose charged $25 for 2 gallons and 4 single bottles of water today.
BPS spokesman Matthew Wilder reports the good (bad?) news:
All Boston Public Schools will be open as usual. We will have bottled water in the schools and we will have pre-packaged meals for breakfast and lunch.
There's no sadder sight for a Dunk's coffee drinker: Empty pots. Seen at the Dunkin' Donuts on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park this afternoon.
Yes, of course you can now buy a T-shirt. Proceeds go to the Kidlet College Fund.
Also available as a mug in which you can enjoy a nice hot cup of joe - after you boil the water first, of course.
Boston University reports it's secured a supply of 34,000 bottles of water to quench student thirst and several tons of a ice a day (to cool boiled water). And, the school has figured out how to have coffee available to students during final exams.
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