Boil Water Order Set for 36 Spots on Munjoy Hill Due to Water Main Break


Desiree, a Manager at the Hilltop Superette, Said Business Had Been Hectic With the Boil Water Order in Place Today.  Usually a big seller, there was no wonderful home-made soup available today!

“Cold Coffee” was a Real Bargain at the Hilltop Superette Today!

Because of a water main break on Preble Street in Portland, the Portland Water District has issued a boil water order for much of Munjoy Hill – that is northeast of Sheridan Street.*  The ban went into effect as of 10:30 pm February 16, 2017. according to a press release issued by the city’s spokeswoman Jessica Grondin.  Michelle Clements at the Potland Water District has estimated that about 1,000 customers need to follow the boil water order – until further notice to the contrary.

Because of the water main break, Preble Street is closed from Marginal Way to Lancaster Street until February 18th at 8:00 pm.  As you probably know, police cars were stationed all around the area all day today.

Consumers of water should boil water for one minute in a rolling boil.  This applies to water used for drinking, washing food, brushing teeth and all water used for consumption.  Water samples are being taken to test the water. Results will be reported in 24 hours. This order applies until further notice.

There is a giant sinkhole in the street near 98 Preble Street.  Because of the flooding Elm, Kennebec, Somerset and Lancaster Streets will remain closed on Friday, today.

” Following is a list of streets and lanes on the Hill where residents are asked to boil water until further notice: Adams Street, (east of Sheridan Street); Atlantic, Beckett, Congress Street, (east of Sheridan Street); Cumberland Avenue; Cutter Street;  Eastern Promenade; Emerson Street, Fore Street, (east of Waterville Street); Fort Allen Park; Gilbert Lane; Hansons Lane; Howard Street; Hoyts Lane; Kellogg Street; Lafayette Street; Melbourne Street; Merrill Street; Montreal Street; Monument Street, (east of Sheridan Street); Moody Street; Munjoy; Morning Street; North Street; Obrion Street; Quebec Street; Sherbrooke Street, Sheridan Street; St. Lawrence Street; Sumner Court; Turner Street; Vesper Street; Walnut Street, (east of Sheridan Street); Waterville Street; Willis Street;and Wilson Street.  ( counted 36 locations on the Hill affected by the boil water order – until further notice to the contrary.)

Thanks Michelle Clements of PWD,  for your assistance in providing me with the street names on this. For more information, please call the Portland Water District at 207 – 761-8310,