Friday, November 16, 2012
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will begin work to replace a water meter on Nov. 26.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will begin work to replace a water meter on Monday, Nov. 26, according to a press statement. "This work may cause discolored water in parts of Melrose and Stoneham in the areas around West Wyoming and the Fellsway (east of Ravine Terrace) for up to three days," reads the statement. "There will be no impacts to water pressure." If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in the pipes, reads the statement. While safe for drinking, cooking and other uses, "iron will stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used," according to the statement. Residents should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has removed about 150,000 cubic yards of excavated material out of a total of 190,000 cubic yards at the Spot Pond water tank site this year.
With excavation planned through the end of the year at the Spot Pond water tank site, rock removal is expected to begin in late September, according to a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) spokeswoman. "...We have removed about 150,000 cubic yards of excavated material out of a total of 190,000 cubic yards," said Ria Convery, a spokeswoman for MWRA, adding that the number of trucks at the site varies from zero to 10, with each making three trips. "Rock removal is scheduled to start (at the) end of September and continue in October." The project is expected to require "considerable excavation" for six to eight months during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a MWRA statement. "Once the excavation is complete, truck …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is expected to begin construction of a 20-million-gallon water storage tank behind the site of the former Boston Regional Medical Center on Woodland Road in Stoneham June 4, according to the MWRA.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
State's water authority warns against swimming at Middlesex Fells Reservation.
Warm, sunny days are upon us, but those tempted to cool off with a swim in waters within Middlesex Fells should resist the urge for their own safety, according to the state. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is reminding swimmers that the waters at the Fells are off limits, according to a press statement. "The Fells has many rock outcroppings and swimmers who are tired or hit their heads while diving are a long way from emergency medical help," reads the press statement. "The facility is not staffed and there are no lifeguards on duty. There have been fatalities at this site in the past and more recently at nearby Spot Pond." The High Fells Reservoir could also be used as an emergency water supply and needs to be kept clean, …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen discussed its dissatisfaction with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's proposed pipeline through town and approved to send a letter detailing its grievance.
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen were dissatisfied over the proposed construction of a three-mile pipeline through town arranged by the Massachusetts Water Resources Autority (MWRA). The Board passed a motion Tuesday night to oppose the pipeline outright. Additionally, the Board took one step further by reading a letter it had composed that detailed its outrage over how the MWRA is treating this issue. “This project will cause undo hardship to the town of Stoneham and its residents," according to the letter. "... The construction and pipeline could have an adverse effect on future construction ... "The Stoneham Board of Selectmen urge the MWRA to find another place for this pipeline that doesn't put the burden solely on Stoneham ... We are …