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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


April 19, 2022


Jeffrey McLaughlin, (617) 305-5762,

MWRA Maintenance Expected to Cause Reduced Water Pressure, Discolored Water in Stoneham/Wakefield/ Reading/Winchester

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, MWRA has arranged with the towns of Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn to schedule a temporary shutdown and emergency repair to a critical water supply line near Fallon Road in Stoneham. This repair is necessary to prevent the risk of an uncontrolled break and resulting loss of service. 

The work Wednesday is expected to take upwards of 16 hours throughout the day to complete; during this time customers should expect lower water pressure in Stoneham, Wakefield, Reading, and the area of Bellevue Ave/Eugene Drive in Winchester. Normal water pressure is expected to be restored by Thursday, April 21st.

Discolored water may also be possible for 1 to 2 days following the redirection of water flow for this work. If discolored water does occur, it will be 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 should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry during this period of work.  Residents may want to wait for the water to clear before using it.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MWRA Community Relations Manager, Jeffrey McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762 or


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Posted April 19, 2022