Water pressure will likely be restored by midnight or 1 a.m. on Sunday in Hamilton, according to Town Manager Michael Lombardo.
Repairs were almost complete, as of 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, after a water main break earlier in the day on Bridge Street.
Once repairs are complete, the water plant will need to be started up again, the reservoir tank will be filled and fire hydrants will have to be flushed.
The water main that broke was a 12 inch main that feeds the town water tank, Lombardo said.
“This was not your run of the mill water main break,” he said. Once the break was isolated, the town tank was nearly empty – and the tank needs to have water in it to pressurize the town water system.
When water pressure returns, town officials are asking residents to boil their tap water before consuming. The boil water order will remain in effect until further notice.
Further updates will be provided as more information becomes is available.