F-R City Engineer Says Liberty Is Clean

In a memo obtained by WSAR, Fall River City Engineer J-R Frey maintains that as part of an investigation into a water main breach on New Year's Day on Locust and Rock Streets in Fall River, the fault lay in a pipe that was well over a century old and was due to be replaced as part of the ongoing CSO Project.


Frey writes in the memo that the most recent activity via Liberty Utilities happened in 2009, when a natural gas main on Rock Street was replaced, while a Locust Street Natural Gas Main was replaced in 1994. 


Frey concludes by saying there was no need for a forensic investigation into what happened regarding the water main on the first day of 2020.