ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — The water is back on in Attleboro – but it may be discolored for a few hours – following a major water main break in the city Tuesday.
Mayor Paul Heroux announced on Facebook the details of the break located at Pearl Street and O’Neil Boulevard.
“The city is now replacing nine feet of an eight-inch pipe. Sometimes a break just happens. We do have aging infrastructure,” said Kourtney Wunschel, superintendent of Attleboro Water Department.
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While repairs are being made, some residents were without water for several hours. In addition, due to the size of the break, others had low water pressure in that area of the city.
According to a notice sent to residents, now that water service is restored, there may be some water discoloration. The city asks people to refrain from using chlorine bleach in laundry during this time. Anyone experiencing discolored water for longer than 24 hours should call the Water Department at 774-203-1850.