New ‘major’ issue at water treatment plant

Residents are being asked to conserve water due to a major water main break at one of the treatment plants that serve Abington and Rockland.

Abington police sent out an emergency notification via its Nixle messaging platform shortly after 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“There has been a major issue at the Abington and Rockland Joint Water Works,” the message says. “It is critical residents and businesses conserve as much water as possible until further notice.”

Abington Acting Town Manager Scott Lambiase said the break happened at the Rockland treatment plant. The system also has treatment plants at Great Sandy Pond in Pembroke and at a well field on Myers Avenue in Abington.

Lambiase said the department has reached out to the MWRA for some assistance.

Abington News has reached out to Water Works Superintendent Joe LaPointe for more information. This article will be updated as more information comes in.

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