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Auburn Residents Urged to Boil Water
10/09/2012 10:48 AM ET  

Authorities say that's because of a water main break Monday afternoon that left about 30 homes without water.

AUBURN, Maine (AP) _ Some residents of Auburn are being urged to boil their tap water before using it for cooking or drinking after a water main break sent millions of gallons gushing into the street.

The break Monday afternoon was caused by a construction crew that hit the 16-inch water pipe while preparing for the upcoming installation of a gas main.

Water District Superintendent John Storer said the break on Court Street occurred near Russell Avenue drained about three million gallons in an hour. Residents witnessed a geyser for part of that time.

As of Monday evening, about 30 area homes were still without water and residents were urged to boil their water until further notice.



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