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Austin Residents May Have to Boil Tap Water for 2 Weeks

Texas city struggles to treat water supply after flooding

(Newser) - Residents of the Texas state capital may have to boil their tap water for as long as two weeks, an official said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to treat a water supply filled with silt, mud, and debris after heavy rains and flooding. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis County Chief... More »

Boston Area Gets Clean Water Back

2+ days after water main break, state lifts order to boil tap water

(Newser) - After almost 3 days without a safe water supply, 2 million residents of eastern Massachusetts once again have clean tap water, the Boston Herald reports. After a huge water main ruptured Saturday, the state imposed a boil water order for Boston and 29 other communities. Stores quickly sold out of... More »

Water Main Break Leaves 2 Million Parched

Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency

(Newser) - Tap water in most of eastern Massachusetts is unsafe to drink following a water main break yesterday in a suburb west of Boston. Some 2 million residents must boil water for at least 1 minute before drinking it, making baby formula, or brushing their teeth, a situation one official described... More »

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