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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PUBLIC NOTICE
DATE:
Updated: September 10, 2015
Original Post: September 3, 2015
CONTACT:

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105, ria.convery@mwra.com


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

Due to a Lynn Water and Sewer Commission reservoir construction project, the City of Lynn will use MWRA water starting September 9, 2015. The project is expected to last about 2-3 months with a scheduled return to normal service of mid-November, 2015.

For more information, please read the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission’s project notice (PDF) and visit the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission website and official Facebook page.

If you have any questions, call the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission at (781) 596-2400.

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 10, 2015