Saturday, May 1, 2010

Water Emergency In Massachusetts

*Updated 5/4/10* I didn't get a T-shirt, but I survived the Aquapocalypse of 2010. It's over!

*Updated 5/3/10* The latest reports say that if all goes well, we may have clean water by Tuesday. I'll believe it when I drink it. But I'm hopeful. And what's a crisis without a T-shirt saying that you survived it?

*Updated 5/2/10* Another day under a boil water order. This wasn't my plan for May. Well, at least there's lots of humor over our water crisis.

On twitter, the catastrophe has been coined "aquapocalypse." Follow the fun! And of course, someone had to start a blog: Aqua-pocalypse. Others prefer the term H2OMG, but it's much less widely used.

That's the water news today. I just boiled water and made some iced coffee. Wish me luck!

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I've been trying to let people know by calling, tweeting, and facebook, but wanted to do a quick post too. I just received a phone message from the City of Boston.

Please contact people in the impacted areas who may not know what is going on. I called several people who didn't know. Here's an excerpt from the MWRA Emergency Water Notice.

Water service to all MWRA customer communities east of Weston has been interrupted by a major water pipe break in Weston. Due to this break, A BOIL WATER ORDER IS BEING ISSUED FOR DRINKING WATER FOR ALL MWRA COMMUNITIES EAST OF WESTON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In addition, emergency water conservation measures are being implemented for all impacted communities.

Boil tap water for drinking, cooking, hand washing, brushing teeth, etc. More information here. The following communities are affected by the Boil Water Order.

Updated Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:08 PM

Arlington
Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Lexington
Lynnfield Water District
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant
Newton
Norwood
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Stoughton
Swampscott
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wilmington
Winchester
Winthrop


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4 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

Thought of you when I saw the notice.
Hope you are faring well.

one love.

S said...

H2OMG is way, way funnier than Aqua-pocalypse.

Esme said...

Good luck with this. Do not laugh at me-I boil my water for my kitties-as it hopefully gets rid of the minerals which makes it better for their teeth.

Anali said...

se'lah - I guess in the greater scheme of life problems,I shouldn't complain. I will survive! ; )

s - It is pretty cute!

esme - Thanks! I will not judge. You're a good mom to your kitties!

 
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