Water main break closes Hathaway Street in Wareham

May 14, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat A construction crew works to repair a broken water main on Hathaway Street Monday night.

A water main break closed Hathaway Street for most of Monday evening.

The street had been closed for much of the day due sewer repairs, and the break extended the road closure late into the evening. The break occurred just before 6 p.m. near Whispering Pines Drive, according to Wareham Police.

Wareham Water Superintendent Andrew Reid said it appeared that the break occurred as a result of the sewer repair. Construction works were working to repair the main until past 10 p.m.

Additional information is unavailable at this time.

Comments (10)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 15, 2018 01:45

A water main break in the same location where sewer repairs were taking place is concerning due to the potential for cross- contamination.  I trust the Fire District Water guys and the Town of Wareham Sewer guys will work together to fix it.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | May 15, 2018 06:02

WBTS - You can not imagine the color of the water that is coming into my home this morning. Or maybe considering your comment, you can.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | May 15, 2018 07:25

My water still tastes like cranberries

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 15, 2018 08:42

Andrea- that's not happening to us this time, but it has happened, so I feel your pain!  After a recent break our faucet aerators and filters filled with rust, toilets stained, and couldn't wash whites.  They say that's just harmless deposits that gets upset.  I guess so...but it's shocking to see.   Having a sewerage water and drinking water problem at the same time in the same place it a notch or two up the rung of concern. Today would be a good day to drink bottled water...

Posted by: brazz | May 15, 2018 18:48

Wonder how much water I will have to waste flushing my pipes.

Posted by: brazz | May 15, 2018 18:49

PS. sucks for the people trying to sell their house with all this going on across the street.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | May 16, 2018 09:53

Wonder how much people are going to have to pay for all the water they have to waste flushing their pipes.

Posted by: cranky pants | May 16, 2018 11:53

Did the break just happen on it' own or was it operator error ? If it was broken in error, who's accountable or where does the responsibility fall ?

If I screw something up at my workplace I'm accountable for any damages...

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 16, 2018 12:49

Cranky - before individual accountability, they need to get past which fiefdom is responsible.  The eternally debated town vs. district were side by side in a ditch full of sewerage and drinking water in this folly.


In the article, The Wareham Fire District Superintendent stated  "it appeared that the break occurred as a result of the sewer repair".  In other words, the district is blaming the town because the sewer is handled by the Town of Wareham, not the Wareham Fire District.  Just another reason why it all should just be one happy Town of Wareham.



Posted by: cranky pants | May 16, 2018 12:58

That's ugly.

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