News Release Archive
October 1, 2002
MWRA IS SET TO BEGIN SEWER MAIN PROJECT ON QUINCY SHORE DRIVE
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority began preliminary work last week to enhance the protection of a sewer line along Quincy Shore Drive from East Squantum Street to Fenno Street.
The work will not impact Quincys sewer service. During some stages of the project some traffic impacts could be experienced.
MWRAs contractor, R. Zoppo Corp. of Stoughton, will begin construction work on Monday, October 14. Initial test pits were dug near Milton Road last week. The project is slated to be complete by December 17.
The MWRA cleaned and relined this sewer line, the Squantum Force Main, in 1998. At the time it was discovered that more corrosion- mitigation work would be necessary to assure the long-term integrity of the pipe.
The Squantum Force Main conveys sewage from the Squantum Pump Station in Quincy to MWRA's High Level Sewer, which then travels to Nut Island for screening. It then heads under the harbor to the state-of-the-art Deer Island Treatment Plant for treatment.
The total cost of the project is $981,123.
For more information contact Michele Gillen at MWRA Public Affairs: 617-788-1170.