catastrophic failure

"Welcome to Boston. Don't drink the water."

Folks in the Boston, MA area and who receive water from the MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resource Authority) are under a "Boil Water" alert after a water pipe suffered a catastrophic failure.

31 surrounding communities and towns are affected:

Arlington
Belmont
Boston
Brookline
Canton
Chelsea
Everett
Lexington
Lynnfield Water District
Malden
Marblehead
Medford
Melrose
Milton
Nahant
Newton
  Norwood
Quincy
Reading
Revere
Saugus
Somerville
Stoneham
Stoughton
Swampscott
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wilmington
Winchester
Winthrop

 

For more information:

Mass. declares state of emergency after aqueduct break; 'boil-water' order issued for 1 million

Hat-tip memfromsomerville of DailyKos.