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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
May 22, 2012

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

Secretary Sullivan Announces Plan
to Use MWRA Aqueduct Lands for Trails

On Tuesday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m., Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Executive Director Fred Laskey announced a new policy to make trails more accessible to the public along several MWRA aqueducts that are no longer in active service.

aqueduct group
Left to Right: Frederick Laskey (MWRA),
Rep. Chris Walsh, Joel Barrera (MWRA Board of Directors), and EEA Secretary Sullivan.

The new policy includes a set of guidelines to allow public access on the Cochituate, Sudbury, Weston and Wachusett aqueducts. Host communities will be allowed to develop and manage trails, while keeping care and control with the MWRA.


Links to EEA release PDF
MWRA Aqueducts Trails Project Update (05/30/12)
Frequently Asked Questions
Aqueducts Map
map of mwra aqueducts
mwra aueduct logo Guidelines for Public Access to Commonwealth Lands under
the Care and Control of MWRA 04/11/12
EEA Press Release
Links to EEA release PDF
Links to EEA release PDF

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Posted May 22, 2012

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