West Mountain Street water main leak in Worcester to be fixed by ‘Monday at the latest’

A main water leak that flooded a section of West Mountain Street for nearly a month will be repaired by Monday at the latest, the city announced Thursday.

“The city is working with the condo association to help them connect with a contractor who will fix the leak by Monday,” city spokesman Robert Burgess said in an email Thursday afternoon. .

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“Affected residents will be notified that the water will be shut off during the work. (Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks) will assist during the repair to ensure the water is shut off correctly and the job is done correctly.

A truck rolls through flowing water on West Mountain Street following a leak from a main water valve.

The leak began when the city responded July 21 to a Mountainshire Drive residence without water and found a broken water meter valve.

The city could not turn off the water service to the building, so they had to turn off the water at the connection from a private water line to a public water line on the street.

Turning it off on the street broke the valve on the private water line and it is now leaking, prompting a neighbor to complain.

The city said it is the responsibility of the condominium association that owns the private water line to repair the leak.

The city said Thursday there was no estimate of how much water was lost due to the leak.

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