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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
September 3, 2015

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

Notice for Residents of Lynn
City of Lynn to Use MWRA Water for 2 to 3 Months
Starting September 9

Due to a Lynn Water and Sewer Commission construction project, the City of Lynn will use MWRA water starting September 9, 2015. The project is expected to last about 3 months with a scheduled return to normal service in mid-November, 2015.

For more information, please visit Lynn Water and Sewer Commission’s website.

MWRA’s water has different treatment from Lynn’s water, with two main differences: 

  • MWRA uses chloramines (a mild and long-lasting disinfectant combining chlorine and ammonia), while Lynn uses free chlorine. 

  • MWRA water has a higher pH (approximately 9 - 9.5) to control corrosion and reduce possible lead at customers' taps. 

More information

Question and Answers about Chloramines (PDF)

Questions and Answers about Rusty and Yellowish Water (PDF)

How the MWRA Water System Works

MWRA Annual Water Quality Test Results

MWRA Monthly Water Quality Test Results



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Updated September 8, 2015