Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Apparently no news travels from Boston to Concord

The town of Concord,Massachusetts has banned the sale of bottled drinking water in town beginning in 2011. In the mean time..........
Boston Loses Drinking Water for Three Days

"Water is something we can get from the faucet. You can't turn your faucet on and get soda," said Concord Selectwoman Virginia McIntyre, explaining why other plastic bottles would not be banned.

In the mean time..........

The 10-foot-diameter pipe burst and began leaking water into the Charles River at the rate of 8 million gallons per hour. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) activated its backup water supplies at area reservoirs, which were untreated and did not meet federal standards for clean drinking water. Gov. Deval Patrick put a “boil water” order into effect.
Total Travel Estimate: 35 minutes / 20.67 miles from Concord to Boston