WORCESTER (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Crews managed to repair the huge water main break in Worcester by 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
A 30-inch water line broke on Chandler and May streets, right in front of Worcester State University Monday afternoon.
The water system is nearly back to normal pressure, but officials suggest that residents boil their water for two days to get rid of any rust that may in it.
Water quality sampling began early Tuesday afternoon with lab results expected by Wednesday morning. These results will guide MassDEP's decision to continue or lift the boil water order.
The break in a 30-inch water main caused disruption of the water supply to the entire City of Worcester, the Elm Hill Water District in Auburn, Century Drive corporate park and the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in West Boylston, and the Millbury Industrial Park.
A huge pond of water flooded the Worcester State University campus, so officials shut off power and evacuated the school.
Crews worked overnight to repair the pipe that left the state's second largest city without any water.
City schools were delayed two hours Tuesday.