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BELMONT

Water service restored after 4 breaks

August 21, 2011

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Water service was fully restored last night after about 500 Belmont residents experienced disruptions caused by four water-main breaks that began Friday afternoon, officials said. About 200 residents lost all service for a few hours and businesses in town center were also affected, according to Belmont Water Division manager Michael Bishop. The final break was repaired about 8:10 p.m. last night. The causes of the separate breaks are under investigation, but Bishop said the breaks could have resulted from a pressure spike, residual air in the system, or construction from the town’s yearly water-main improvement project.