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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
September 5 , 2006
CONTACT: Ria Convery, Communications Director
(617) 788-1105, <>


Water Main Breaks in the Northern Low Service Area

Yesterday, a pressure reducing valve (PRV) malfunctioned in the MWRA’s Northern Low Service Area resulting in higher than normal water pressure in some areas of Medford, Chelsea, Malden, Everett, and East Boston.  This has caused multiple water line breaks in these communities.  Most of the breaks have been isolated, although a few are remaining.  There have been no reports of service interruptions or major traffic impacts. 

Anyone experiencing reduced water pressure or other service interruptions should contact their local water department or the MWRA’s Operations Control Center at (617) 305-5950.