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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Updated March 10, 2014
Posted March 6, 2014

Ria Convery, MWRA
(617) 788-1105,

Important Notice for Residents of
Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield, Saugus and Malden
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water

Beginning Tuesday night, March 11, MWRA will be performing work which will require shifting the water supply from one hydraulic zone to another. The work is expected to be completed by Thursday morning, March 13. Although the risk is minimal, the increase in flow in this service zone may cause some discolored water in the communities listed above.

If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in the pipes. While it is 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 questions.



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Updated March 10, 2014
Posted March 6, 2014