anhinga_anhinga (anhinga_anhinga) wrote,
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"Boil water" order in Eastern Massachusetts

There was a major accident in the water supply system; the order to boil water was issued for 30 towns in the Greater Boston area. The official instructions are quite strict (boil for at least a minute, don't brush teeth with tap water, etc; I am not sure how much of an overkill these instructions are).
http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/05/boiled_water_or.html
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/02/some_questions_you_need_answers_to/
http://www.mwra.com/01news/2010/boilwaterorder1.htm
http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/05/catastrophic_le.html
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/02/a_catastrophic_rupture_hits_regions_water_system/

Upd: The order is lifted. People are asked to flush their systems.
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