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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


February 27, 2017


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

MWRA New Water Main Installation May Cause Discolored Water in West Roxbury

On Friday March 3, 2017 the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is tentatively scheduled to install a new water main located on West Roxbury Parkway in Boston. 

This work is estimated to take 2 days to complete and may result in a slight change in water pressure or discolored water in parts of West Roxbury.

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 should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry during this period of work.

If you have any questions, please call Jeff McLaughlin at 617-305-5762, or MWRA’s 24-hour water phone line at 617-305-5950.


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Updated February 27, 2017