Sewer System

Announcing the Winners

MWRA Poster Contest Winner - Sa

of our
2013-2014 Poster, Writing and Video Contests

CSO Control

CSO Annual Repart

Annual Progress Report


Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank

MWRA - Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank Construction, Concrete Placment

Info and Update
February 27, 2014

Aqueduct Trails Program

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Guidelines and more information

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Charlestown Navy Yard, 100 First Avenue - Boston, Massachusetts 02129
(617) 242-6000
MWRA - Chestnut Hll Reservoir, Beacon Street SIDE

Invasive Plant Control at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

November 24, 2014

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MWRA to Perform Water Pipeline Work on Fisher Avenue, Brookline

November 12, 2014

MWRA - Dedication of William A. Brutsch Water Treatment Facility

MWRA Dedicates Treatment Plant To William A. Brutsch

November 12, 2014

MWRA - Fred Laskey ABC Award

MWRA Executive Director Fred Laskey receives the 2014 Norman B. Leventhal Environment Award from A Better City

October 10, 2014

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MWRA's Valve Exercising Program Update

September 30, 2014

MWRA - example of pipe installation

Northern Intermediate High Pipeline Project: Contractor to Begin Work in Reading/Woburn in October

Updated September 23, 2014

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Lithium Not Detected in MWRA Drinking Water

September 15, 2014

EPA Report Card "A-" Group

EPA's Annual Report Card Gives the Charles River an A-

September 11, 2014

MWRA - Quabbin Reservoir

Algal Toxin Not a Problem in MWRA Water

August 4, 2014

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MWRA to Conduct Borings in Dedham

July 30, 2014

MWRA - SRF Event

Officials Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust

July 25, 2014

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Patrick Administration Celebrates New Water Quality Technology at MWRA Facility

July 14, 2014

Governor Patrck Swears in John Carroll for Ninth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

Governor Patrick Swears in
John Carroll for Ninth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

July 2, 2014

Welcome to Stoneham Sign

MWRA Work Will Require Closure of Ravine Road During July and August

Updated June 30, 2014

MWRA - Joe Duplin and Falcon Chick

Introducing Taylor and Julia - Deer Island’s Peregrine Falcon Chicks

June 30, 2014

MWRA Annual Water Quaility Report Cover

MWRA's Annual Water Report is in the Mail - Test Results Confirm Water Quality is Excellent

June 25, 2014

MWRA Board Approves FY 2015 Budgets, Community Assessments

June 25, 2014

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Clean Sweep: Boston's Water Named Best in the Country

June 10, 2014

ACE'14 Logo

MWRA Executive Director Fred Laskey Addresses Public Officials at American Water Works Association's Annual Conference

June 10, 2014

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Fence Around Quabbin Reservoir Being Refurbished (PDF via DCR Link)

May 29, 2014

MWRA - New Trail in Natick, Mass.

The Town of Natick and MWRA Celebrate Opening of New Aqueduct Trail

April 24, 2014

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Joint Public Notice
Alewife Brook CSO Progress Update

April 17, 2014


SCATV Video Screen Shot

Mystic River Watershed Association Fighting Back Against Water Chestnut Invasion (via SCATV)

July 29, 2014

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Well vs. MWRA Water Taste Test

July 22, 2013

Boston Globe Soudtrack Image

Boston Globe Magazine's Soundtrack video captures the "hypnotic sight and sound" of MWRA's Charlestown Wind Turbine

March 18, 2013

MWRA's Charlestown Wind Turbine. Photo copyright

Charlestown Wind Turbine - watch its construction in 7 minutes in a time-lapse video on MWRA's new YouTube page

October 2011

Photo: Paul Doherty, Lexington, MA

Power of Windmills Courtesy The Travel Channel

The Power of Windmills: Deer Island windmill featured in the Travel Channel's "Off Limits" video clip

October 17, 2011

Phonographers Union at Deer Island

Boston Globe Video:
The Sounds of Sewage

The New England Phonographers Union found music in the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant

July 25, 2011

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NECN Presents Underneath it all: Inside Boston's Sewer System
We all know where sewage starts, but where does it end, and how does it get there?

May 6, 2010

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Wind turbines installed
for on-site power generation (video)
Water Reports

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Annual Drinking Water Test Results

en Español (PDF)

June 2013

Monthly Drinking Water Quality Update 11/14
Harbor, Bay and NPDES Reports
Sewer Reports

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Our free guide

to reducing the use
of hazardous
household products

Financial Reports
2014 Bond Official Statement 11/14
Information for Investors and Capital Finance Business Partners 11/14
Final FY15 Current Expense Budget (CEB) 10/14
Final FY 2015 Wholesale Assessments to Communities 06/14
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About Lead in Drinking Water

How Much Water is in Our Reservoirs?

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Detailed water supply info,
historical data and
running tallies of reservoir levels

updated monthly

Harbor and Bay Monitoring
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MORE Monitoring Results

Facts about Fluoride

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About Fluoride and Drinking Water
Updated January 7, 2011
Drinking Water Quality
Testing Highlights
Lithium Not Detected in MWRA Drinking Water 09/15/14
1,4-Dioxane Not Found in MWRA Water 03/26/14
Quarterly Update on Lead Test Results  
No concern about Mercury 12/02/11
Testing Shows No Radiation in MWRA Source Waters 04/28/11
Hexavalent-Chromium Not a Cause for Concern in MWRA Water 12/20/10

Monthly water test results


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