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MWRA officials: Water remains safe after security breach at Aqueduct

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BOSTON ( – Investigators say there's no evidence of water tampering after three outer latches were discovered cut along the Hultman Aqueduct in Framingham.

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority put out a statement Monday saying their crews discovered the cut locks. The statement said there's no evidence there was any attempt to disrupt the water supply.

The statement said MWRA's real-time water quality monitoring also showed no change in water quality or any sign of contamination.

The Massachusetts State Police said their investigation found no evidence of any crime other than vandalism.

They said three padlocks were cut and evidence suggests there was an attempt to cut a fourth lock. There were no other attempts to defeat additional security measures.

The Hultman Aqueduct carries drinking water from a treatment plant in Marlborough to the greater Boston area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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