Town officials issued an advisory to people in 79 homes in the Wellington Park area to boil their water before using it once a broken main is repaired and service is restored.
The break was in an 8-inch pipe under Kirkfield Drive. It was discovered about 5:30 a.m., town spokeswoman Carrie Roman said.
In a notice to the area residents, the town Public Utilities Department said it hoped to have the broken pipe fixed by 5 p.m.
“In the interest of safety, utility customers who lost water during this event are advised to boil their water. Boiling water is a precaution when water service has been interrupted for an extended period,” an email from the town stated.
It is important to use water that has been at a rolling boil for three minutes for cooking, drinking, washing food and dishes and preparing infant formula, the notice said.
Water samples will be taken for testing as soon as the pipe is fixed, the town said, and officials believe they will have results from a laboratory in 24 hours.
The boil advisory is in effect indefinitely until the town says the water is clear, however.