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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
March 26, 2013

Ria Convery, MWRA
(617) 788-1105,

MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Waltham

As part of the ongoing Hultman Aqueduct Rehabilitation project, on Wednesday, March 27, MWRA will be activating a section of water pipeline that serves Waltham, Lexington, Belmont, Arlington and Winchester. This work may result in discolored water in some areas of Waltham. No loss of pressure is anticipated from this work.
If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in the pipes. While safe for drinking, cooking and other uses, please note that iron will stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used.  Residents should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry during this period of work. Please call MWRA at (617) 305-5950 if you have any concerns.


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Posted March 26, 2013