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Wakefield issues boil advisory after pump station error


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WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield is recommending a boil advisory for its residents after a Sunday pump station error created problems with water clarity and pressure and — in some cases — a loss of service.

“While under the advisory, residents should not drink the water without boiling the water first,” said City Manager Robert Brown Jr. in a Monday press release.

He added, “During times of low water pressure, groundwater has the potential to infiltrate the city’s old water system, which is why a precautionary boil advisory is recommended.”

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