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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


April 25, 2017


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

MWRA Water Meter 130 Construction May
Affect Traffic in Winchester

Project work location

MWRA will start Phase 1 of construction on Meter 130 near 6 Ridge St. in Winchester on April 27. Work will take place from 8:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday. During work hours, Ridge St. may be closed and traffic detoured through Dunster Lane (map, PDF) When possible, the excavation will be covered with steel plates and the road will be reopened at the end of the day.

MWRA Meter 130 will be isolated for approximatetly three weeks during Phase 1 of construction. During this time, Winchester will be supplied through connections with Arlington and Lexington. Discolored water is not expected from this activity, but is possible. 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.

Phase 1 includes upgrading the meter and meter chamber piping, and upsizing the meter bypass piping. The new meter and meter chamber piping is a temporary installation to help alleviate friction losses during the summer demand.

Phase 2 - Fall 2017

Phase 2 of this project, the completion of the meter upgrade, will start in Fall 2017. This work includes permanently replacing the meter chamber, meter, and electrical conduit, as well as upgrading the MWRA piping and Winchester piping connection.

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 April 27, 2017