According to The Sun Chronicle on July 16th:

A half-dozen water department workers dug deep Saturday to ward off a young couple’s wedding bell blues. And Beach Street residents David and Dianne Saunders, who were hosting the wedding and reception at “The V” function hall for their son and his bride, are deeply grateful.

A few hours before the 4 p.m. nuptials were scheduled at the hall, where the VFW Post 2626 also planned a Saturday afternoon golf tournament clam bake, an 18-foot section of 8-inch water main burst, cutting off water to some homes and to the function hall at 337 Cocasset St., officials said.

Public Works Director Roger Hill, who got the first alert about 6:30 a.m. in a call from Town Clerk Bob Cutler, said the break was so powerful it lifted the pavement.

The break flooded the railroad underpass and forced a temporary shutdown of Cocasset Street.

It prompted VFW commander Warren Wright to order two portable toilets — just in case the repairs could not be made in time to restore water to the function hall and bar bathrooms.

Saunders, while preparing the hall for the wedding of her son, Kyle, 26, to Renae Miller, 23, of Whitman, said she squirmed for hours with “the thought of all my guests having to walk 100 yards to a port-a-potty.”

She added that one user discovered that “when the train went by, it shook a lot.”

For a while, things looked bad.

“They were digging and the wall kept caving in,” delaying the workers’ ability to enter the 5-foot-deep trench, Ken Olson, owner of “The V,” said.

But, the crew persisted in widening the hole to a safe dimension.

“The water came on an hour into the wedding, but it was a scary hour,” Dianne Saunders said.

“The town workers were terrific,” Wright said. “They fixed it and turned the water on nice and slow so they didn’t burst another pipe.”

The entire job took 11 1/2 hours, public works supervisor Phil Loder said.

Asked if he worried during the work, Loder said, “Of course you would. I wouldn’t want that to happen on my day.”

Referring to his muddy comrades in the blue shirts and lime-green safety vests, he said, “I think that helped motivated them — not that they needed it. I probably have the best crew around.”