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September 22, 2016

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MWRA Submits Progress Report for the Last Five Years

September 30, 2016

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MWRA Board Approves $100 Million in Funding to Remove Lead Service Lines

Facts about Lead in Drinking Water
How to Get Your Water Tested

• For Local Water Service Providers: Lead Loan Program (LLP)


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MWRA Leak Repair Work May Cause
Discolored Water in Parts of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood of Boston

October 13, 2016

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MWRA Leak Repair Work Will Take Place
on Boylston and Lee Streets, Brookline

October 13, 2016

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MWRA Water Main Maintenance Likely to Cause Discolored Water and Slightly Lower Water Pressure in Areas of Hyde Park and Milton for Five Days Starting Oct. 17, 2016

Updated October 13, 2016

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MWRA MWRA to Perform Pipeline Maintenance Work on Riverside Avenue in Medford

October 11, 2016

MWRA Reservoir Levels: Normal Operating Range

Updated October 7, 2016

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Required Evening Work in Reading Rescheduled, Will Start Week of October 10
(MWRA Contract 7471)

October 6, 2016

Needham Trail Ribbon Cutting EEA Press Release: State and Local Officials Celebrate Opening of Aqueduct Trail in Needham

October 4, 2016

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Update for Section 4 Pipe Replacement Project in Somerville: Water Main to Activation May Cause Discolored Water in Somerville, Malden, Medford, Everett, Chelsea, Charlestown and East Boston

September 30, 2016

NEWWA Award of Merit

MWRA Director of Metropolitan Water Operations and Maintenance Mark Johnson Honored by the New England Water Works Association

September 23, 2016

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MWRA Staff Get A “High Five” from Governor Baker

September 22, 2016

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Hexavalent-Chromium Not a Concern for MWRA Water

September 21, 2016

MWRA - Map of MWRA Hatchery Pipeline and Hydroelectric Project

Update on MWRA Hatchery Pipeline Project: Work to Begin on Route 9, Ware and Belchertown

September 19, 2016

Location of MWRA Water Pipeline Work at 2490 Beacon Street, Boston

MWRA Work On Beacon Street, Brighton
Will Impact Traffic and Bike Lane, Discolored Water Possible

September 16, 2016

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Update for Southern Extra High Redundancy and Storage Project: Contract for Work in Boston Awarded, to Begin in September

September 14, 2016

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MWRA to Perform Valve Replacement in Roslindale Work May Affect Traffic and Cause Discolored Water

September 9, 2016

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Visit MWRA's Free Drinking Water Fountain
at Events this Summer and Fall

August 22, 2016

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About the Alewife Brook Sewer Pump Station Rehabilitation Project in Somerville

August 16, 2016

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PFASs Not Found in MWRA Drinking Water

August 11, 2016

MWRA Work On Arborway in Jamaica Plain May Impact Traffic - Updated

August 11, 2016

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MWRA Work in Chelsea May Impact Traffic

August 10, 2016

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Boston Globe Story: After 30 Years, Court Marks Boston Harbor Cleanup

August 6, 2016

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MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Stoneham, May Affect Traffic

August 1, 2016

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Update on MWRA Northern Intermediate High Project in Reading and Woburn (7471): Work in Woburn to Begin July 31, 2016

July 28, 2016

MWRA Charles River Report Card

EPA Gives Charles River another B+, and Boston Museum of Science Opens Charles River Gallery featuring EPA Water Quality Data (Link to EPA)

July 27, 2016

MWRA Drought Status: Normal Operating Range

July 14, 2016

Governor Charlie Baker at MWRA Fountain at Oak Square YMCA

MWRA Board Approves FY 2017 Budgets, Community Assessments

June 29, 2016

Baker-Polito Administration Breaks Ground on Water Pipeline and Hydropower Turbine at Fish Hatchery

June 24, 2016

Mystic River US EPA News Release:
Localized Mystic River Report Card Shows Specific Information about Water Quality

May 31, 2016

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To Our Neighbors: Please Don't Swim in the Fells

May 25, 2016

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New MWRA Web Page for SSO Reporting

December 22, 2015

News Release Archive Page


Boston's Water Wins Tap vs. Bottled Taste Test
at Old Colony Housing Development

(Boston Public Health Commission YouTube Video)
Updated September 22, 2015

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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

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

March 18, 2013

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

October 17, 2011

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NECN Presents Underneath it All:
Inside Boston's Sewer System

October 17, 2011

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A Healthy Environment Starts at Home

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