Brockton, Hanson, Whitman: Water Safe to Drink

Brockton City Officials say the state has lifted the “Boil Water Order” effective immediately (Friday, May 29).

The water is now safe to consume and use for all other purposes. The same goes for the towns of Whitman and Hanson.

This comes after a water main break in East Bridgewater early Wednesday morning that disrupted water service for those three communities.

WATD’s Kevin Tocci reports from Brockton that while the city successfully fixed the main within 24 hours, officials were “waiting to test the water and make sure that it was safe enough for drinking purposes. That came about at about 4:45 this afternoon.

“Of course, the town of Whitman is right next door and is one of Brockton’s main water users, actually also notified its residents that it had in fact had two positive tests, but was waiting for the city of Brockton to have a thumb’s up from the state as far as the tests on the water; that came a of couple minutes after Brockton notified all of its residents,” says Tocci.

“So, a crisis is now over for all of those communities.”


About Erin Dale

Erin Dale is an Anchor/Reporter for WATD. She is also a New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) award-winning print journalist and previously worked for GateHouse Media.