"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.

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Sam Adams suspends local brewing to save water

Sullivan could not immediately say how much water the company would save by halting production, but she did say that the stop wasn't expected to impact the availability of beer or the business.

"Our wholesalers have weeks of products in their warehouses," Sullivan said. "There are ways to easily make up several days of not brewing: brewing at night, brewing on the weekends."

Still stocking up just in case...