First posted at 8:38 p.m.Last updated at 10:27 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – Framingham DPW crews have repaired a major water main break in the Saxonville section of the City of Framingham tonight, September 8.
The break was near Sudbury Landing in the Stapleton Elementary neighborhood.
Sudbury Landing is a dead end street with a 14-house subdivision built in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
DPW shut down the water main to make the repairs. It appears the leak had been running for awhile before it surfaced, said DPW Director Bob Lewis.
“When that happens it generally saturates the soil and erodes beneath the pavement. All saturated gravel had to be hauled off and fresh gravel brought in,” explained Director Lewis.
Homes that were without water had their water restored around 9:25 p.m., according to the City.
There was “no impact to public health or safety and no traffic detours necessary,” said Lewis.
Final restoration will occur Friday Morning said Lewis.