BCWA: Water main break impacting Barrington


A water main broke at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26, leaving some Barrington residents without water.

A Bristol County Water Authority representative — a woman who answered the emergency hotline — said it could be another four to five hours before service is restored.

The broken water main reportedly affects BCWA customers in Barrington, and some residents in Rehoboth and Swansea.

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