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Published On: Tue, Jun 4th, 2013

Locks cut to Boston water supply aqueduct, ‘drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with’

The padlocks to hatches of an aqueduct outside of Boston that supplies drinking water to the metropolitan area were found cut Monday, leading to local concerns after there was a trespassing incident.

Officials say the drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with.

Every water droplet may translate in money as Maryland is instituting a "rain tax" photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA

Water has not been altered says Boston authorities after finding several locks to the aquaducts cut open photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA

The CBS affiliate is reporting the details, noting that three padlocks were cut from separate access hatches located at approximately half-mile intervals along the aqueduct. Police say there is evidence of an attempt to cut a fourth lock.

State Police are investigating, though they say “there is no evidence of any crime other than vandalism.”

The MWRA says it doesn’t appear anyone tried to tamper with the water supply and there does not appear to be any contamination or changes in water quality.

Last month, State Police stepped up patrols at public water supplies after seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    I READ THE ACCOMPANYING LINK TO THIS ARTICLE. MIDDLE-EASTERN COLLEGE-GRADUATES WITH ENGINEERING DEGREES WERE CONSIDERED TRESPASSERS AT, Quabbin Reservoir.

    AMERICA – AGAIN, I TYPE, WHAT DO YOU WANT? ….. GOOD IMMIGRANTS OR BAD IMMIGRANTS?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  2. Breaking: Locks Cut to Boston Water Supply Aqueduct (Video) | Politifreak - Political Blogs and News says:

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