Waterbury residents asked to limit water usage during water main break repair

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WATERBURY/THOMASTON – The Waterbury Bureau of Water reports that on Saturday morning, Feb. 14, the 42″ High Service Transmission main near the Thomaston town line broke, washing out a portion of Thomaston Avenue.

The break has been valved shut, repair work has started, and customers normally supplied by this main are being supplied water from the other High Service Transmission line in the Western High Service area of town.  Due to increased water flow in these lines,  there may be areas of discolored water due to the accompanying higher flow velocity, but the water quality will improve with time.

Until the repair is completed, customers are encouraged to avoid using washing machines, dishwashers or other water using devices to limit unnecessary water usage to help maintain the water system recovery.

Motorists should avoid using Thomaston Avenue near the Thomaston town line until repairs have been completed and the road has been reopened for traffic.

The Bureau of Water apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this break and reminds all customers that emergency problems can be reported 24/7 by calling 203-574-8251.