A six-inch water main broke on Corona Avenue near Grand Avenue today in Medford, according to a notice put out by the Medford Water Commission.
During the repair, a portion of Corona Ave, Miracle Lane, Johnson Street, and Gayety Lane inadvertently depressurized. Due to the loss of water pressure in the distribution system, potentially harmful bacteria could be present in the water supply for the following 56 service addresses:
The affected area is limited to these addresses only. The Medford Water Commission warns that if bacteria is present in the water, it could make consumers sick, and are of particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.
If you are a resident of one of the addresses listed above, do not drink the water without boiling it first. Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for one full minute, allow the water to cool before using, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover. Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for the following:
The Medford Water Commission will inform residents when tests show that there is no bacteria in the water. MCW estimates it may take as long as 24-36 hours before test results are available.