Several Mystical Businesses Shut Down After Water Main Break – NBC Connecticut


Several restaurants in downtown Mystic cannot open Tuesday, following a water main break Monday night. Aquarion Water Company announced that approximately 48 of its Mystic customers are on a precautionary boil water advisory.

Water samples are taken on Tuesday, with results expected 24 hours later, according to the water company. Representatives from the Ledge Light Health District have posted notices at affected dining establishments letting them know they are unable to reopen until water results are available and are authorized to do so.

Chapter One Food and Drink is one of the companies affected. It is temporarily closed.

“It’s impacting us, but I’m glad it’s happening now and not in June or July because it would really impact us,” said Michael Connors, the restaurant’s general manager.

The water main break forced S&P Oyster Company to close early Monday night and kept them from opening Tuesday as well. Jeremy Socha, the general manager, said they had been forced to cancel two large parties and more than a dozen extra bookings. They hope to reopen on Wednesday, but said they were at the mercy of the health department pending water test results.

Certain residential addresses are also included in the notice. According to the water company, the Ministry of Public Health recommends as a precaution that customers boil their water before consuming it, or use bottled water, until it can be confirmed that the water is drinkable.

Affected locations include:

church street 5,6,8,10,11
Forsyth Street 1,4,5,6,7
gravel street 2,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23
Holmes Street 1,2,5,6,14,15
main Street 6,15,21,24,25,27,28,29,30,31,32,36,38,41
Main Street West 18.8-22.26.46
AQUARION WATER COMPANY
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