Water Main Break the Latest Problem for Chestnut Street Residents

A water main on Chestnut Street near Cocasset Street broke Wednesday evening, leaving some Foxborough residents without water.

As if hikes in water and sewer rates and brown water problems weren't enough, Foxborough residents along Chestnut Street had to deal with a water main break Wednesday evening.

A water main on just past the Putnam Village leasing office and before the stop sign at Cocasset Street broke shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, leaving some residents in the area without water.

"There [was] a water main break on Chestnut Street and as a result there’s an interruption in the water pressure," Mayfair Realty said on its _Facebook page_.

The local company warned residents of their communities to expect discolored water as a result of the break. Mayfair President and co-owner Kevin Weinfeld - along with Mayfair vice president of operations Rich Feeley - attended Monday's water & sewer rate hearing to vent their frustrations regarding the town's poor water quality, especially in the area of three of their apartment complexes.

Mayfair reported the water main break should not affect the Pine Tree Gardens residents on Chestnut Street near Mechanic Street and the Water Department expected to have the break fixed "within a couple of hours."

The Water Department responded promptly to the scene and was working on the break shortly after 4 p.m. Police detail also responded to the scene to direct traffic around the break.

Several Foxborough Patch readers were discussing the issue and ironic timing of the water main break on_ Patch's Facebook page_:

Adam Keeling said: "Nice, first brown water we are going to pay more for, now old water. Citizens shouldn't pay for mismanagement."

Michael J Smith said: "I suggest we pour a nice big glass of [brown water] for [Water Department Superintendent Bob Worthley] and see if he will drink it."

Coincidentally, _Channel 7_ was interviewing residents at Pine Tree Gardens about the brown water issue in town during the water main break.

For more on the town's increase in water & sewer rates, _click here_. To view residents' photos of brown water in town, _click here_.



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