A water main broke on Greenough Boulevard, near Arsenal Street Tuesday morning, and the Department of Public Works hopes to have the pipe fixed the same day.
The break occurred at about 5:30 a.m., and closed the road. Residents of one of the towers on Coolidge Avenue did not have water due to the break, said Public Works Superintendent Gerry Mee.
As of 12:30 p.m., crews had removed the broken section of the 12-inch pipe, Mee said.
“They are getting pipe to put in, but it is still a slow, long process,” Mee said. “Our goal is to get water back on today.”
The break was not the first in that area, Mee said.
“We have had a problem over the years with this water main. There is usually one break a year there,” Mee said. “Changing temperatures, shifting earth impact it and fluctuations in (water) pressure is a possible factor.”
Mee said the line is on the list of water mains to be reviewed by the town, Mee said.