Sunday, April 21, 2024

Water pressure has been restored in Cambridge after a Saturday night water main break on Broadway and Trowbridge Street causing road closures and disruptions to service and flooding, police said Sunday. It wiped out water pressure for much of Cambridge for several hours, especially in the east, Robert Winters notes on his Cambridge Civic Journal site.

Only a small area near the site of the water main break remained affected at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

There is no need to boil water, which has been tested and is safe for consumption, police said. While some discoloration of the water may appear, residents are encouraged to simply run the water until it is clear.

Residents on the even side of Broadway, from Goodman Street to Quincy Street, may be without water until about 7 a.m. Monday. Crews are working diligently to get residents water as soon as possible.

“We’ll have to wait and see what the damage is to the new Main Library, where the water flooded into the underground garage and, presumably, into at least some parts of the lower floors,” Winters said. “They never lost power and had their pumps running, so hopefully much of the potential damage has been at least somewhat contained.”

Residents with questions relating to their water are asked to call the Cambridge Water Department at (617) 349-4770.

This post was written from a press release.