Marshfield: Water main break leaves residents without water for at least 12hrs

Some Marshfield residents in the Fieldston section of town went without water for about 12 hours between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

According to Tom Reynolds, Superintendent of the Marshfield DPW, a water main break was discovered late Wednesday. “Roughly at 11 o’clock on Wednesday evening, the police called and asked for a sander in the Ocean Street and Plymouth Ave area because of icing conditions. It was a short time after that that we discovered it was a water main break,”  says Reynolds

Plymouth Ave in Marshfield was blocked off to traffic while crews worked to fix the water main. DPW workers on site said water had to be cut off to residents living on Plymouth Ave and surrounding streets.

Reynolds believes freezing temperatures may have been a factor in the water main break, “Depending on the soil that the pipe itself is in, if it’s rock or loose gravel there’s a possibility of the frost moving some of that and creating small voids that could enable the pipe to drop a little and possibly crack.”

Water was restored to all residents just after 11AM.

Plymouth Ave, Marshfield

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