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Water Main Bursts on Atlantic

Crews finished the repair, wrapping a cracked pipe, early Monday morning.

 

A water main that broke on Atlantic Avenue near Preston Court on Sunday night about 8 was repaired by 3 a.m. Monday.

Department of Public Works Director Gino Cresta said the crack in the line was likely due to it being an old water main — aged infrastructure.

Water seeped through the road and ran to a stormwater drain.

The director called in a contractor to do the work.

The crew had to cut through nine inches of asphalt before they could dig down to the broken pipe, he said.

They wrapped the line before filling the hole and patching the asphalt.

Liz January 09, 2013 at 06:32 PM
so why do we have a DPW dept if everthing is contracted out? when I drive by the DPW yard there are so many employee cars...just what do all of them do all day other than pick up trash at the limited barrels in town...talk about mismanagement and all of the so called leaders do nothing...between them schools and the DPW no wonder we are broke...this is a darn shame....where are you Tom Younger and the selectman??????????

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