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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


October 13, 2016


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

MWRA Leak Repair Work May Cause
Discolored Water in Parts of Jamaica Plain, Boston

map of affeced area in JP

Map of potentially affected area in Jamaica Plain, Boston

MWRA will make necessary repairs to a 48-inch water main in Brookline starting on Monday, October 17, 2016. The project is expected to last approximately five days.

The work may cause temporary water discoloration in parts of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston (map, PDF). If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in local pipes. Please note that iron will stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used. Residents may want to wait for the water to clear before using it.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762, or MWRA's 24-hour water line at (617) 305-5950.


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Updated October 13, 2016