Friday, February 1, 2013
Crews were expected to work through the night repairing the break.
Crews were scheduled to work over night to repair a water main break at 25 Swampscott Avenue. The break was reported by police about 7 p.m. Thursday when an officer noticed water seeping through cracks in the asphalt near the gas station at corner of Paradise Road, said Gino Cresta, director of the Public Works Department. The director called in a contractor to chase down the break in the 6-inch main and repair it. He expected the crew would work through the night. The flow of water to 10-12 homes was to be turned off once the break was found, the director said. He hoped the repairs would be done and service restored by 7 a.m. Friday. This is the first water main break that the director recalls on Swampscott Avenue. The lines are about…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Water service is expected to be restored by at least day's end.
Friday before 9 am resident Victor Foresta looked down from his kitchen window and saw a stream gushing across Puritan Road. The stream, an estimated 8-inches deep, coursed to the nearby Whales Beach path and poured into the ocean. "It looked like a tsunami going backwards," he said, surveying a layer of silt in front of his house. Police, fire and DPW crews arrived to the scene and barricaded Puritan Road, set up details and closed line gates to shut down the flow of water. DPW Director Gino Cresta said about 20 homes are without water. The homes are on Puritan Road and Lincoln House Point. The director called in Meninno Construction to dig up the road and repair the line. He expects water service to be restored before day's end. On …