Problem Pipe Repaired in Mass., RI Helps Out

BOSTON (AP) – Workers have completed overnight repairs on a ruptured pipe that has interrupted the clean water supply of about two million Boston area residents, but officials will not speculate when things will be back to normal.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Executive Director Fred Laskey said Monday that the next step is a series of tests to ensure the 10-foot diameter pipe's integrity.

If those tests are successful, officials will turn on the water flow and a series of environmental tests will be conducted to determine whether the water is safe to drink.

Laskey says he will not say when he expects the water supply to be back to normal because he doesn't want to “jinx” the situation.

The break prompted residents in 30 communities served by the MWRA to resort to bottled or boiled water.
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Massachusetts' water supply is still unsafe for drinking, which is leaving a lot of places without water, but Rhode Island is stepping in to help its neighbor to the North.

ABC 6 reporter Tom Langford…