Wethersfield water main break closes road, dozens without water
By WFSB Staff
WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -
Water has been restored to a portion of Nott Street in Wethersfield following a water main break early Wednesday morning.
According to Metropolitan District Commission officials, the 6-inch main, dating back to 1924, somehow ruptured sending water gushing down the street around 4 a.m.
Officials said approximately 35 homes were originally affected, so MDC crews needed to shut off the water and began to rip apart the road to locate to source of the break.
But, MDC officials said, an additional water main on neighboring Park Avenue needed to be shut off to complete repairs, so the 6-inch main on the corner of Nott Street and Park Avenue was shut down so repairs could continue.
That meant an additional 41 homes lost water for a total of 76 residences losing water service.
"We brushed our teeth with a little bit of spring water, but I couldn't take a shower," said one Wethersfield resident, who was affected by the break. "But hey, stuff happens. What can you do?"
The MDC said water was restored before noon.
Nott Street was closed between Wolcott Hill Road and Heather Drive for hours while repairs were being made.
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