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Water main break left MIT dry

Last Saturday night, much of the MIT Campus was without running water due to a water main break which occurred near Harvard Square between Broadway and Trowbridge Street. The break caused a reduction in water pressure all across Cambridge, enough to leave most MIT buildings without water.

An MIT alert message was sent out that same night, saying that there was “no estimated time for completion of repairs [to the water main break].” However, officials were able to quickly fix the break the following day without having to resort to using the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, as reported by the Boston Globe.

Some MIT students experienced a temporary discoloration of water from the tap. According to the Globe, Dan Riviello, a Cambridge police spokesman, said that this problem could be fixed by running the water for an extended period of time.

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