Severe water main break disturbs downtown Danbury, hosptial

Monday evening a severe 16” water main break at Tamarack and Hayestown Avenues has affected approximately one third of Danbury from location of the break east to the Bethel border. Residents and businesses may experience little or no water pressure in the affected area.

The City of Danbury and Danbury Hospital are working closely together to support patient and community needs are best met during this situation. The hospital is functioning with limited water supply. Nearby practice offices may also be affected. Elective outpatient procedures may be rescheduled to other facilities or dates/times. Patients are asked to please call ahead to verify your appointment before leaving for the hospital.

With closures to Tamarack and Locust Avenues, access to the main hospital campus is disrupted. Employees and patients can access the campus via Osborne Street to the Medical Arts Center Gold/Red Garages and/or via Osborne Street to Hospital Avenue to the Rizzo Garage. Based on limited access, and in the spirit of cooperation, please consider visiting patients at the hospital another time.

The City of Danbury Public Works Department is working to isolate, contain and repair the break. Due to the severity of the break, time to repair remains unclear. The City of Danbury is coordinating with schools and businesses concerning this water supply emergency and will provide on-going updates. Danbury is issuing a “Boil Alert Advisory” and affected residents are advised not to drink the water without boiling first.

Contact Lisa Morrissey, director of Health and Human Services for the City of Danbury, at 203-797-4625. 

Andrea Rynn, director of Public and Government Relations for the City of Danbury, can also be contacted at 203-739-7919 or by emailing