Okonite's oops dirties residents' water

Okonite's oops dirties residents' water

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland residents on the east side of town woke up to rusty water showers Friday after a contractor working the new Okonite site on Industrial Road hit an 8-inch main, a spokesman for the Department of Water told The Breeze.

The early-morning break was repaired by late morning and household water returned to normal, he said.

Okonite is clearing the site as it faces Diamond Hill Road to make room for a 93,000-square-foot expansion of the former R.I. Novelty building. Okonite's main operation will be moved there from Martin Street.

- Marcia Green