The Milford Water Company restored water service to its customers on East Main Street late Tuesday, 12 hours after a cast iron water main broke near the I-495 overpass.
The customers affected included three business plazas, 127 residential customers and the Milford Fire Department, which lost water to about a dozen hydrants.
The water flow was restored about 11:30 p.m. following an all-day repair to replace the damaged section of pipe, said Water Company manager David Condrey.
The repair work was delayed for several hours because a gas utility company had to identify the location of a high-pressure gas main before workers could begin digging. A section of guardrail was removed, and a telephone duct bank also had to be relocated, Condrey said.
The repairs began late afternoon Tuesday.
The Water Company opened several bleeder lines overnight to clear the water in the pipes, Condrey said, but customers on Wednesday may experience discoloration. In an email message he thanked customers for their patience and understanding during the repair work.
"Customers may experience some discoloration and cloudiness this morning but this should only be temporary," Condrey wrote. "Should any customers have any persistent water quality issues please contact the office at 508-473-5110."