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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

 

Contact: Ria Convery, (617) 788-1105, ria.convery@mwra.com

This is an archive of past press resleases for the record. For updated information on any MWRA press release, please contact Ria Convery.

2014
A Holiday Reminder -- Protect Your Pipes: Don't Pour Fat, Oil or Grease Down the Drain 11/25/14
Contractor to Perform Spot Pond Work Pipeline Work on Ravine Rd., Stoneham - Expect Traffic Delay 11/04/14
New Dates Added! Visit MWRA's Free Water Fountain and Bottle Filling Station at Events this Fall 09/23/14
Contractor to Perform Spot Pond Work Pipeline Work on Ravine Rd., Stoneham - Expect Traffic Delays 10/29/14
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Arlington 10/23/14
MWRA Work Will Require Overnight Water Shutdown in Washington Square Area of Chelsea 10/03/14
MWRA Work Will Require Overnight Water Shutdown in Washington Square Area of Chelsea, May Cause Discolored Water 09/24/14
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: September 27, 2014 09/26/14
Community Advisory: Boil Water Order for Town of Wellesley (with Update) 08/23/14
MWRA Water Main Work May Cause Discolored Water in Melrose 08/15/14
You're Invited! Greenovate Boston, City of Boston Water "Taste the Tap" and Tour at the Water Works Museum - Wednesday, August 6.
Free -- RSVP required.
08/03/14
MWRA Water Main Work May Cause Discolored Water in Melrose 07/17/14
MWRA Work Will Require Closure of Ravine Road During July and August 06/30/14
On Display at Newton Free Library in June: Where Your Water Comes From
06/09/14
Community Meeting Notice: MWRA Work to Impact Ravine Rd., Stoneham 06/09/14
MWRA Valve Replacement Work May Cause Discolored Water
in Parts of Chelsea and Revere
06/03/14
An Invitation for Winthrop Residents

05/07/14
May 4-10 is National Drinking Water Week: Get to Know your H2O 05/05/14
May is Preservation Month at DCR: Visit the DCR website or download a brochure (PDF) for a schedule of special events and more information. 04/29/14
Testing of Emergency Water Connection in Ludlow, Chicopee, South Hadley FD1 and Wilbraham 04/03/14
Important Notice for Residents of Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield, Saugus and Malden: MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water 03/10/14
Important Notice for Residents of Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Malden, Medford and Somerville: MWRA Test May Cause Discolored Water 01/23/14
2013
Video: Join This Old House on a Tour Inside our 2 Million Gallon Drinking Water Tank that Looks Like a Greek Temple
01/15/13
MWRA's Valve Exercising Program
12/26/13
MWRA Releases Annual Deer Island Outfall Monitoring Report
11/20/13
MWRA Begins Combined Sewer Overflow Project in Somerville

11/19/13
Sustainable Excellence: John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant featured in Water System Operator magazine

11/01/13
MWRA Lowering Level of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to Combat Invasive Weeds 10/31/13
Artifacts from 19th Century Beacon Hill Reservoir Now On Display at the Waterworks Museum
10/25/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Watertown
12/17/13
Visit MWRA's Free Drinking Water Fountain at Events this Summer and Fall 10/21/13
New Stormwater Wetland in Cambridge Opens, Improving Water Quality and Providing New Public Recreation Facilities 10/15/13
MWRA REMINDS BICYCLISTS TO SHARE THE PATH: New Signs at Deer Island Remind Users of the Rules 10/09/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Everett 10/02/13
MWRA Water Again Named “New England’s Best” 09/17/13
PUBLIC NOTICE: Planned, Temporary Water Shutdown in Clark/Ripley/Peirce/River/Gale Street Area of Waltham Monday, August 26, 2013, 8:30 AM-5:00PM 08/23/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Areas of Chelsea 08/05/13
Governor Patrick Swears in Joseph C. Foti to Fifth Term on MWRA Board of Directors
07/05/13
PUBLIC NOTICE: MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Borings in Reading 07/01/13
Sliplining Job Begins on MWRA Water Pipeline: Newton Street and Rive Street, Waltham to Pleasant Street, Watertown; Project Requires Traffic Detours, Night Work 07/01/13
MWRA's Annual Water Report is in the Mail
Test Results Confirm Water Quality is Excellent
06/11/13
MWRA Asks Local Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells 05/31/13
MWRA Statement Regarding Incident at the Quabbin Reservoir 05/15/13
MWRA to Begin Large-Scale Removal of Invasive Aquatic Plants from Wachusett Reservoir 05/13/13
MWRA Pipeline Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Waltham and Watertown 05/13/13
National Drinking Water Week 2013 05/13/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Reading 04/29/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Somerville and Brighton 04/26/13
Joint Public Notice Alewife Brook CSO Progress Update 04/16/13
MWRA Work on the Chicopee Valley Aqueduct May Cause Discolored Water in Chicopee, South Hadley Fire District 1 and Wilbraham 04/03/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Waltham 03/26/13
EPA Marks March 18-24 as Fifth Annual Fix a Leak Week 03/18/13
Governor Patrick Swears in Jennifer L. Wolowicz to the MWRA Board of Directors 03/18/13
Attention Teachers! Rally for Water: March 22, 2013
Registration and More Information
03/18/13
MWRA Releases Annual Combined Sewer Overflows Progress Report 03/14/13
Public Meeting on Upcoming Project in Arlington 02/14/13
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Somerville
01/24/13
MWRA Wins National Award for Saving Both Energy and Water 01/23/13
Governor Patrick Swears in Henry F. Vitale to MWRA Board of Directors 01/13/13
2012
MWRA Completes Water Main Work on Route 1; Project Improves Water Service for Lynnfield and Saugus 12/10/12
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Malden, Medford and Somerville 11/30/12
MWRA Valve Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Revere 11/30/12
Boston Phoenix Writer Visits Deer Island in Search of Boston's Worst Smell, Is "Oddly Disappointed" (outside link) 11/27/12
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Melrose and Stoneham 11/20/12
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Traffic Advisory:Chickatawbut Road & Wampatuck Road Closures in Blue Hills (PDF) 11/16/12
Tonight on Chronicle: MWRA's new aqueduct trails program will be highlighted as a "hidden treasure." Watch it on WCVB-TV 5 at 7:30 PM 11/15/12
MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Boring and Test Pit Work in Waltham 10/24/12
MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Boring and Test Pit Work in Arlington 10/24/12
Town of Framingham and MWRA Celebrate the Start of Aqueduct Trails Program 10/22/12
Governor Patrick Swears in Winthrop Fire Chief Paul E. Flanagan to MWRA Board of Directors 10/16/12
MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Borings in Reading, Wakefield, Woburn and Stoneham 10/16/12
Congratulations to MWRA's John Riccio and the entire Clinton Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant team for being highlighted in this month’s issue of Treatment Plant Operator Magazine 10/10/12
Don't be Frightened or Misled by Advertisers; Get the Real Facts about Your Drinking Water from Your Town or MWRA 10/03/12
Congratulations to Jim Hunt, Former MWRA Board Member, on His New Position as Vice President of Northeast Utilities
Full story in The New York Times
10/03/12
Traffic Advisory: MWRA Work Will Require Detour at River Road in Weston 09/17/12
Governor Patrick Swears in Brian R. Swett to MWRA Board of Directors 09/10/12
Consumer Advisory: "Water Quality Awareness Program" Notices Not Issued by MWRA or Customer Communities 08/30/12
MWRA to Temporarily Lower Reservoir Levels in Framingham 08/29/12
From the Boston Globe: Marie Turner, 81, Championed Winthrop’s interests for decades (PDF)

08/23/12
Now on Flickr: Photos of the MWRA Advisory Board's Annual Tour (08/16/12) 08/17/12
Charlestown Wind Progress Update 08/14/12
Wachusett Reservoir Earthen Dam Restoration Continues: Second Phase of Tree Removal to Begin at North Dike 08/01/12
MWRA Mourns the Loss of Marie Turner; Long-Time Board Member Represented the Town of Winthrop 07/24/12
Governor Patrick Swears in Andrew Pappastergion to Sixth Term on MWRA Board Of Directors
07/24/12
Visit MWRA's Free Drinking Water Fountain at Events this Summer and Fall 07/24/12
MWRA Brings Home the Platinum: The Deer Island Treatment Plant has received the Platinum Peak Performance Award for 2011 07/17/12
MWRA Board Approves FY2013 Water and Sewer Assessments 06/27/12
Reminder – MWRA Asks Local Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells 06/19/12
Update: Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank
Work will temporarily affect traffic and parking at the Boston Regional Medical Center campus. See the Project Update for more information.
06/12/12
MWRA Mails Annual Water Quality Test Results
06/07/12
Update on New Policy on Using MWRA Aqueduct Lands for Trails 06/01/12
MWRA Engineer Receives BSCES Award 05/22/12
Celebrate the Essential for Drinking Water Week
May 6-12, 2012
05/06/12
Update: Final Paving for Southern Spine Lower Mills (Dorchester) Project to Begin May 21, 2012 Work will cause lane restrictions and may otherwise affect traffic and parking. Please read the contractor's paving notice (PDF) for detailed information.  
Check us Out at the Library: In partnership with the Newton Free Library, MWRA has taken over the library’s atrium-level display cases with exhibits on the history of the water system and our renewable energy program. The exhibit will be up through the month of May. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. 05/01/12
Eamon Earls, author of Wachusett, will discuss the stories behind the making of the Wachusett Reservoir on Wednesday, April 25 at 7PM at the Waterworks Museum. 04/25/12
Lynnfield/Saugus Pipelines Project Update: Weekend Lane Closures Expected 04/13/12
Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Progress Update 04/12/12
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Reading, Stoneham and Woburn 04/05/12
MWRA Installing a New Meter in Somerville 03/27/12
MWRA Submits Annual CSO Progress Report 03/19/12
Charles River Awarded Theiss International Riverprize 03/23/12
MWRA Dam Work to Temporarily Lower Reservoir Levels in Southborough and Chestnut Hill 03/12/12
MWRA To Resume Dam Work at Weston and Foss Reservoirs 03/12/12
Southern Spine Distribution Mains, Lower Mills Project Update 03/21/12
Work on Spot Pond Covered Storage to Begin in April 03/20/12

Charlestown Wind Turbine - UPDATE Performance of warranty maintenance identified a few issues which require further assessment. Engineers are investigating and MWRA hopes to have the turbine up and running again soon.

02/24/12
South Boston Tunnel Project Wins National Award
02/16/12
MWRA to Begin Restoration of Wachusett Reservoir Earthen Dams Work Will Require the Removal of Trees 01/05/12
2011
Stoneham-Reading Connection Project Update: Heavy Construction Activities Now Complete
12/23/11
Pipeline Disinfection Work May Cause Water Discoloration in Parts of Milton and Lower Mills 12/19/11
MWRA Pipeline Work May Cause Water Discoloration in Parts of Milton 12/12/11
No Concern About Mercury in MWRA Drinking Water 12/02/11
New Video on YouTube: time-lapse film documenting the installation of MWRA's new Charlestown Wind Turbine 11/01/11

Don't Flush Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Down the Drain! National Prescription Drug Takeback Day October 29, 2011

10/29/11
Visit the MWRA's free portable drinking water fountain at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival October 29 & 30
- Don't forget your refillable container -
10/28/11
Weekend Weather Advisory 10/28/11
MWRA Receives "Leading by Example Award" from the Commonwealth 10/26/11
Update on Stoneham-Reading Connection Project
and Nighttime Detour Notice[PDF]
10/20/11

At the Waterworks Museum Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM
Film Discussion: Waterworks: A Look at Boston's Liquid Assets
Admission is free, RSVP required. Visit museum site for details.

10/13/11

Don't Flush Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Down the Drain!National Prescription Drug Takeback Day October 29, 2011

10/01/11
Fresh and local -- visit MWRA's portable water fountain at Boston Local Food Festival 2011. Don't forget to bring a refillable container! 09/30/11
MWRA Water Named “New England’s Best” 09/29/11
MWRA Benefits and HRIS Manager Honored by U.S. Department of Defense 09/29/11
MWRA to Begin Work on Project to Provide Emergency Back­up Water Service to Reading 09/29/11
Governor Deval Patrick swears in Marie Turner to Fourth Term on MWRA Board of Directors 09/19/11
Public Meeting on Upcoming Water Pipeline Work in Reading 09/19/11
Public Meeting on Upcoming Water Pipeline Work in Stoneham 09/19/11
Update - Lynnfield/Saugus Pipelines Project 09/19/11
MWRA Installing New Wind Turbine in Charlestown 09/14/11
Public Meeting Notice: Weston Dam Modification Project 09/07/11

Update - Pipeline Work in Lower Mills, Dorchester - A portion of Washington Street, Dorchester, will be closed from 7AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 through the late afternoon/early evening of Thursday, September 8. More info and project update

09/02/11
Updates on Hurricane Irene - Archive 08/29/11
Flickr photostream of the MWRA Advisory Board Field Trip 08/19/11
Work to Begin on Foss Dam, Water Levels in Reservoirs will be Lowered 08/12/11
MWRA Inspecting Outfalls Along South Boston Beaches 08/11/11
Lt. Governor Murray Swears in John Carroll for 8th Term on MWRA Board of Directors 08/09/11
MWRA Again Recognized for Quality Fluoridation - On August 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Mass. Department of Public Health, presented MWRA with a Water Flouridation Quality Award for "consistent, high-quality water fluoridation practice." 08/01/11
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Some Areas of Somerville 08/01/11
Free talk at The Waterworks Museum to be held Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM:MWRA Aquatic Invasives Control at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

07/29/11
Slide Show: Historic Observatory at Quabbin Decommissioned 07/21/11
Pipeline Activation May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Milton 07/20/11
National study shows 15% Drop in beach closings in 2010
Patriot Ledger Story / Image
06/30/11
FY 2012 Final Community Assessments 06/29/11
MWRA Completes Overflow Tunnel in South Boston
Beaches Will Be Among The Cleanest In The Country
06/23/11
MWRA Helps Bruins Win Stanley Cup 06/16/11
"A Clean Boston Harbor - What' Next?" Presented by TBHA 06/13/11
MWRA Mails Annual Water Quality Report
Results Confirm Excellent Water Quality
06/06/11
MWRA Asks Local Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells 06/03/11
Comprehensive Case Study on Response to May, 2010 Water Main Break Released 05/25/11
MWRA Receives EPA Merit Award for Clean Energy 05/13/11
MWRA Water System Honored for Excellence 05/10/11
Celebrate National Drinking Water Week: May 1-7 05/01/11

Community Advisory for Residents of Winchester, Waltham,
Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Fernald School, Bedford and Lexington

05/03 - 05/04/11
MWRA Receives Renewable Energy Awards  
Joint Public Notice Alewife Brook CSO Progress Update 04/15/11
MWRA Receives Renewable Energy Awards 04/12/11
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay celebrates its 25th anniversary. Check out their website to watch their new video "Waves of Change: Harbor Heroes 1986-2011." 03/21/11
The Grand Opening of the Waterworks Museum will be Sunday, March 27 Visit their web site for details 03/21/11
MWRA's Renewable Energy Program Highlighted in "Construction Outlook" Magazine 03/03/11
Construction to Begin on Route 1 Water Main Replacement in Saugus 03/21/11
Governor Patrick Swears in New MWRA Board of Directors Chairman 01/05/11
Read the Boston Globe Story: Getting a power boost from ordinary H2O - "The MWRA’s latest energy initiative is to harness electricity from pressure that builds on water flowing from its reservoirs" 01/03/11
2010
MWRA Meter Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Arlington 12/16/10
Sewer Treatment Plant and Outfall Continue to Benefit Water Quality, Ecosystems - 2009 Outfall Monitoring Data 12/02/10
Valve Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Waltham 11/30/10
MWRA Pipeline Work May Cause Discolored Water in Areas of Arlington and Winchester 11/18/10
MWRA Executive Director Honored by Greater Boston Labor Council 11/09/10
MWRA Passes 14 Straight Rounds of Lead Sampling 11/04/10

MWRA Receives Massachusetts Energy Award (with slide show)

11/04/10
MWRA / City of Waltham Hydrant Flushing Program may cause discolored water in parts of Waltham - Details and updates 10/08/10
Visit MWRA's water fountain at the Boston Local Food Festival on Saturday, October 2, 11 AM - 5 PM at the Fort Point Channel. Bring your refillable water bottle! 09/30/10
Dr. Windsor Sung, P.E., Wins Dexter Award for Journal Paper 09/28/10
Don't Flush Unwanted Medication Down the Drain; National Drug Take-Back Day, September 25, 2010 09/22/10
ARCHIVE -- Hurricane Earl Updates: August 30-September 3, 2010 (Incident Closed) 09/03/10
Governor Patrick Swears in Joseph C. Foti for Fourth MWRA Board Term 08/31/10
Work May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration in Orient Heights Area of East Boston 08/25/10
UPDATE -- The water leak in Weston remains stable and is not causing any service disruption 08/27/10
Incident Update on Shaft 5 Leak, Weston, August 26 2010 08/27/10
MWRA Pipeline Work May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration in Arlington, Belmont and Portions of Winchester 08/23/10
Agreement with Natick Will Make Old Aqueduct Lands Available for Trails 08/13/10
Half of MWRA Coupling and its Bolts Unearthed, Sent to Lab, Update and Photos 07/28/10
Coupling Found - Update: July 20, 2010 07/20/10
MWRA Water System Improvement Work to Begin in Waltham
07/12/10
MWRA Appoints Two Additional Members to Panel Investigating May 1 Water Main Break 06/14/10
MWRA Asks Local Residents - Please Don't Swim in the Fells 03/14/10
MWRA Appoints Chair of Independent Review Panel 05/26/10
Federal District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns Tours CSO Control Project Site 05/26/10
Public Archive of Shaft 5A Pipe Break Incident:
May 1-4, 2010
05/05/10
INCIDENT UPDATES: SHAFT 5A PIPE BREAK/BOIL WATER ORDER May 1-4, 2010 05/01/10
MWRA DA ORDEN DE HERVIR EL AGUA POR CAUSA DE AGUJERO EN LA TUBERIA DE AGUA 05/01/10
MWRA WATER MAIN BREAK REQUIRES BOIL WATER ORDER 05/01/10
CELEBRATE NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK May 2-8, 2010 04/30/10
JOINT PUBLIC NOTICE Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflows Progress Update 04/15/10
NEXT PROJECT TO REPAIR SOUTHERN SPINE PIPELINE BEGINS 04/10/10
IMAGES OF SPILLWAYS DURING MARCH STORM 04/05/10
INCIDENT UPDATES: Storm Updates: March 29 - April 2, 2010 04/02/10
MWRA Work to Being in Arlington – Expect Traffic Delays 03/25/10
Join MWRA and the City of Boston in Turning Lights Out for Earth Hour 03/25/10
MWRA Ready for New EPA Drinking Water Regulations 03/24/10
Update: No Pharmaceuticals in MWRA Drinking Water 03/23/10
MWRA Work In Arlington May Cause Discolored Water 03/23/10
Storm Forces Flow Releases into Quincy Bay 03/18/10
MWRA's Fluoride Source: USA 03/12/10
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: UPCOMING MWRA WATER PROJECT IN ARLINGTON 02/19/10
Charles River Oil Spill - Final Update 02/12/10

Update on Cleanup of Fuel Spill at Charles River

02/11/10

Fuel Spill at Charles River

02/10/10
2009
Mass. Foundation for the Humanities Commemorates MWRA Harbor Cleanup Milestone (outside link) 12/24/09
Next Project to Repair Southern Spine Pipeline Awarded 12/19/09
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Stoneham 11/30/09
Chestnut Hill Reservoir Levels Lowered to Combat Invasive Weed 11/24/09
Community Notice: Pipeline Work May Cause Discolored Water in Parts of Revere
8/07/09
MWRA Receives "Gold Award" for Peak Performance
7/31/09
Notice: MWRA Begins Filling Blue Hills Tanks
Work May Cause Discolored Water In Quincy
7/30/09
A Real Rara Avis at Fells Covered Storage Tank
7/24/09
Jack Walsh Appointed to MWRA Board of Directors
7/21/09

DCR AND MWRA CLOSE QUABBIN RESERVOIR TO PRIVATE RECREATIONAL BOATS FOR 45 DAYS

7/15/09
MWRA Mourns the Loss of William A. Brutsch Longtime Waterworks Director
6/17/09
EPA Administrator Announces ARRA Project Funding at Deer Island
6/15/09
Check Your Mail Box for the Latest Report on Your Drinking Water 06/11/09
MWRA Work May Cause Discolored Water in Milton, Hyde Park 05/26/09

sustainABILITY: Biennial Report for MWRA Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008 Released On-line

05/19/09
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: Please don't swim in the Fells 05/15/09
Joint Public Notice: Update on Combined Sewer Overflows at Alewife Brook 04/14/09
Disinfection By-products Not a Concern for MWRA Water 04/03/09
Heath Hill Water Main Project Wins Engineering Excellence Award 04/01/09
03/07/09
Arsenic Not a Concern in MWRA Drinking Water 03/06/09
MWRA Receives Credit Rating Upgrade, Refunding Should Save Authority $9 Million 01/30/09
Employee Wins "Crystal Crucible" C² Award for Laboratory Analyst Excellence 01/27/09
"Changing Climates, Changing Coasts": Symposium on Climate Change and the Marine Environment to be held February 5, 2009 01/13/09
2008
Water Main Work May Cause Loss of Pressure; Discolored Water in Quincy and Milton 12/26/08
Mass. Foundation for the Humanities Commemorates End of Sludge Discharges to Boston Harbor 12/24/08
UPDATE: RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AT MWRA 11/26/08
Chickatawbut Rd. in Blue Hills Reservation Will be Closed Nov 3-21
10/28/08
MWRA Wins National Award for Utility Excellence - AMWA
10/24/08
NO PERCHLORATE IN MWRA DRINKING WATER
10/21/08

Don't Miss The Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium

10/02/08
BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL: MWRA Tap Water "Superlative Natural Product"
09/17/08
Advisory Board Visits Sites in Boston and Quincy
08/28/08
Construction continues along University Avenue in Norwood
08/20/08
Construction Set to Begin on East Boston Sewer Line
08/06/08
Tunnel Boring Machine "Holes Through"
08/13/08
Construction Set to Begin on East Boston Sewer Line
08/06/08
Wachusestt Reservoir "Wet Test"
07/10/08
Tap Water Delivers! Annual Water Quality Test Results
06/09/08
Media Advisory: Day Boulevard South Boston
05/27/08
MWRA to hold Public Meeting on Deer Island Wind Turbines
05/07/08
MWRA to Start Pipeline Replacement Work on Washington St., Lynn
04/28/08
Great Water, at a Cost...
04/28/08
TEST RESULTS: NO PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN MWRA WATER
04/27/08
Water Supply Update - MWRA Reservoirs are Full to the Brim
04/24/08
Little Mystic Facility Named CMAA "Construction Project of the Year"
04/24/08
Joint Public Notice: Alewife Brook CSO Update
04/15/08
Tunnel Worker Recovering at Hospital
04/15/08
GOVERNOR PATRICK AND SECRETARY BOWLES SHOWCASE RENEWABLE ENERGY AT DEER ISLAND
04/07/08
Notice of Public Meeting - Wholesale Water and Sewer Rates 04/03/08
Save the Date - New England Gala at Fenway to Support "Water for People" 03/31/08
MWRA Receives MassDEP Grants for Water Conservation Initiatives 03/25/08
MWRA Partners with EPA’s WaterSense® Program
03/20/08
MWRA Pipeline Work in East Milton Square to Resume
Traffic restrictions will be required
03/17/08
Pharmaceuticals Unlikely To Be Found In MWRA Water - Updated 03/13/08
Local Water Quality, Ecosystems Continue to Benefit from MWRA Outfall: 2006 Monitoring Data Released 02/20/08
MWRA Featured as "Success Story" in Water Efficiency Journal 02/12/08
MWRA Receives NEWEA Asset Management Award 01/31/08
MWRA to Install Interim Fencing at Echo Bridge
01/08/08
Governor Patrick Names Two to MWRA Board of Directors
12/10/07
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Leading by Example Program Award Recipient
11/06/07
Judge A. David Mazzone Honored at Deer Island
10/22/07
MWRA receives "Above and Beyond Award" from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
10/17/07
Pipeline Work Will Require Traffic Detour in Quincy
10/07/07
Brookline Pipeline Project Has Begun
10/22/07
Construction Begins on Memorial in Honor of Judge A. David Mazzone
08/20/07
MWRA Pipeline Replacement Project in Lynn to Begin October 1
09/24/07
History Channel to Feature MWRA's Sludge to Fertilizer Process on "Boneyard"
09/18/07
Tunnel Boring Machine Launched with Ceremony in South Boston
09/12/07
Announcing MWRA's Poster and Writing Contest Winners
05/23/07
NO PERCHLORATE FOUND IN MWRA WATER
05/10/07
NO SODIUM HYDROXIDE USED IN MWRA WATER TREATMENT
04/25/07
MWRA Releases Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2006
04/24/07
RECENT CSO PROJECTS HAVE MADE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER QUALITY
04/17/07
Joint Public Notice from MWRA, City of Cambridge and City of Somerville: on Alewife Brook CSO Project Update
04/10/07
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Update on MWRA Sewer Project in Newton
04/09/07
MWRA to Begin Dam Safety Maintenance Project at High Fells and Spot Pond
03/26/07
NO PCBs FOUND IN WACHUSETT RESERVOIR WATER
03/23/07
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Update on MWRA Sewer Project in West Roxbury
03/09/07
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: MWRA Siphon Relocation Project in Winchester
03/14/07
MWRA Submits Annual Report on CSO Control Program
03/07
Work Begins on CSO Storage Tunnel in South Boston
02/21/07
Revere School Honors Memory of Airman Lawrence Salamone, Son of MWRA Employee (outside link to Boston Herald)
02/14/07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Upper Neponset Valley Relief Sewer Project - January 25
01/20/07
Mercury Levels in Treatment Plant Sludge Down Significantly
01/04/07
2006
MWRA Retirement Board Seeks To Appoint Fifth, Independent Member; Requests Letters of Interest
12/04/06
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Upcoming Water Project in Milton
11/21/06
Wachusett Reservoir Spillover
11/17/06
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Upcoming Sewer Project in Newton
10/31/06
Judge Rejects Appeal on Blue Hills Project
10/12/06
MWRA Submits Report to the Legislature
10/02/06
MWRA Named "Utility of the Year" by New England Water Works Association
09/20/06
Sewer Project in Lexington Begins
09/19/06
State Auditor's Official Report on the MWRA CSO Control Program Released
09/15/06
PUBLIC ADVISORY: Water Main Breaks in the Northern Low Service Area
09/05/06
U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns visits MWRA Sewer Treatment Sites
08/29/06
MWRA Mourns the Loss of Peter M. DeLauri, Pump Station Namesake
09/01/06
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Update on Sewer Project in West Roxbury
08/25/06
Update on Sewer Project in West Roxbury - Switch to Daytime Construction Coming Soon
08/15/06
"TCE" Not Found in MWRA Water
07/31/06
Perchlorate Not Found in MWRA Water
07/31/06
MWRA Awards Contract for CSO Storage Tunnel in South Boston
07/19/06
MWRA Asks Local Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells - State Police Patrols to Increase
07/13/06
MWRA Delivers Annual Water Quality Report
06/09/06
MWRA Considering Selling More Water
06/09/06
MWRA Asks Local Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells - State Police Patrols to Increase
06/22/06
After Storms, MWRA Tap Water is Still Safe to Drink
05/16/06
Town of Reading Notice: MWRA Supplemental Water Service Begins April 30
04/26/06
Joint Public Notice - Alewife Brook CSO Progress Update
04/14/06
MWRA Blasting on Providence Highway Ends
04/12/06
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rates
04/03/06
Community Advisory - MWRA Update on Fluoride
03/23/06
Town of Reading Presentation
03/23/06
Perchlorate Not Found in MWRA Water
03/15/06
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Sewer Project in West Roxbury, 03/02/06
02/17/06
MWRA Releases Proposed FY2007 Water and Sewer Assessments  
02/03/06
Advisory - More Information on Boil Water Order in Blackstone
03/28/06
Community Advisory - MWRA Update on Fluoride - Response to National Academy of Sciences Report
03/23/06
Town of Reading Presentation
03/23/06
Mayor Hanlon Tours Deer Island
03/20/06
MWRA Reaches Landmark Agreement Over Long-term CSO Control Plan
03/16/06
Perchlorate Not Found in MWRA Water
03/15/06
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Sewer Project in West Roxbury, 03/02/06
02/17/06
MWRA Releases Proposed FY2007 Water and Sewer Assessments  
02/03/06
MWRA Releases "5-Year Progress Report" to Governor, Legislature 01/23/06
2005
MWRA Welcomes Dedham-Westood to Water System
12/15/05
Update on Disinfection By-products
12/15/05
MWRA Testifies at Boston City Council Hearing on Lead
12/01/05
Traffic Advisory, 12/05 through 03/06 - Somerville
11/29/05
MWRA Welcomes Reading to Water System
11/28/05
Update on Lead and Copper Sampling for 2005
11/17/05
MWRA Employees Raise Over $16,000 for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
10/06/05
Taste Test Shows MWRA Water Holds its Own Against Bottled
09/19/05
Facts about the Blue Hills Covered Storage Project

10/05/05

MWRA Names New Plant for John J. Carroll, Longest Serving Board Member
08/18/05
MWRA Turns on New Water Treatment Plant
08/02/05
Update on Lead and Copper Sampling for 2005
06/29/05
Chemical Cited in Boston Globe Story Not Found in MWRA Drinking Water
05/16/05

MWRA Delivers Annual Water Quality Report

06/20/05
Audit Gives MWRA High Marks for Security
06/13/05
No Wastewater Treatment Plants Discharge into MWRA Water Supplies
05/18/05
Construction Begins on Project to Replace 100 Year-old Sewer
05/17/05
Boston Harbor Symposium 2005: A Tribute to Judge A. David Mazzone to Be Held May 23, 2005 - May 16
05/16/05
Water Main Work in Cambridge Underway
03/03/05
Perchlorate Not Found in MWRA Water
01/11/05
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2004
Chemicals Cited in Boston Globe Story Not Found in MWRA Water
12/06/04

Public Meeting December 6 on MWRA Sewer Project in West Roxbury - Click here to view the presentation (PDF)

11/23/04
MWRA Responds to Washington Post Allegations on Lead Testing 
10/05/05
Water Pipeline Work Moves Down Furnace Brook Parkway – Discolored Water Possible
05/27/04

Public Meeting on Union Park project to be held September 23

09/09/04
Perchlorate not found in MWRA Water
08/16/04
Putting the "echo" Back in Echo Bridge

08/06/04

Media Advisory: MWRA Shuts Off Old Reservoir Thursday, Opens New Facility in Weston to Protect Water Supply
05/27/04
Public Notice: Comment period for Cottage Farm CSO Facility Assessment Report extended
05/20/04
Help is on the Way to Relieve Alewife Brook of Combined Sewer Overflows
04/15/04
MWRA Set to Replace 1927 Water Pipe
04/08/04
Meeting Set to Discuss Water Pipeline Project in Ludlow
04/07/04
Lead at the Tap? March 2004 Update
04/25/04
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Ward Street, Newton Project
04/17/04
Water Pipeline Work Set to Begin Along Furnace Brook Parkway
04/12/04
MWRA to Announce Preferred CSO Control Plan at Public Meeting in South Boston
03/03/04
MWRA Proposes FY'05 Water and Sewer Assessments to Communities
02/11/04
2003
Quincy Parks to Sponsor "Environmental Treasures" Tour of Nut Island
07/25/03
MWRA to Discuss Phased CSO Control Options for North Dorchester Bay Project
06/18/03
MWRA to Mail Out Drinking Water Quality Report
06/02/03
Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project for Alewife Brook Area Moves Forward
04/30/03
MWRA to Conduct Public Meeting to Solicit Comments on Proposed FY04 Current Expense Budget
04/29/03
Proposed FY04 Current Expense Budget
04/02/03
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Union Park CSO Control Project
04/03/03
Proposed FY04 Water and Sewer Assessments to Communities
03/02/03
Proposed FY04-06 Capital Improvement Program
03/02/03
MWRA Starts East Boston Sewer Rehabilitation Project
03/21/03
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Malden Water Pipeline Project
03/12/03
MWRA Plans to Award $120 Million in Construction Contracts in 2003
02/19/03
2002
MWRA Reaches Compliance on Lead and Copper Levels at Customers' Taps
11/21/02
MWRA Water Main Activitation Could Cause Water Discoloration in Boston, Brookline and Somerville
11/20/02
MWRA Set To Begin Sewer Main Project on Quincy Shore Drive
10/01/02
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Water Pipeline Rehabilitation Project in Somerville
10/10/02
MWRA Maintenance Work Will Raise Water Level in Open Channel and Sudbury Reservoir
08/27/02
Informal Running Races Set to Begin on Deer Island
05/09/02
Public Access at Quabbin Reservoir
05/02/02
Milestone Reached on MWRA’s Deep Rock Tunnel for South Shore Wastewater
03/29/02
MWRA Will Hold Public Hearing on Rates 
03/22/02
MWRA and City of Cambridge to Hold Public Meeting on Cambridge Sewer Separation / AlewifeBrook Sewer Overflow
01/10/02
2001
MWRA Renewing a Lincoln-Era Water Pipeline
12/17/01
MWRA Approves Water System Repair Financing for Milton
12/18/01
Legislators Move to Accelerate Covered Water Storage Projects
12/17/01
MWRA Approves Water System Repair Financing for Quincy
12/07/01
Water Pipeline Connection Fails in Mattapan
11/30/01
MWRA to Take Another Look at South Boston CSO Problem
11/06/01
09/05/01
MWRA Announces Work to Begin on West Roxbury Tunnel Rehabilitation Project
07/08/01
MWRA Hails U.S. Court of Appeals Decision on Water Treatment Plant Case
07/06/01
MWRA, Water Suppliers Release Annual Tap Water Quality Reports To State Environmental, Public Health Chiefs
06/14/01
MWRA Board of Directors Set to Approve FY02 Assessments to Communities
06/08/01
MWRA Sending Annual Report on Water Test Results to Customers
06/06/01
MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on West Roxbury Tunnel Rehabilitation Project
06/08/01
MWRA Board Member and Norwood Town Manager Wins National Environmental Achievement Award
06/06/01
New Fore River Railroad Operations Contract Awarded by MWRA
05/29/01
Symposium Marks Boston Harbor Project’s Successful Completion
05/10/01
Laskey Named MWRA Executive Director
05/09/01
MWRA Will Dig Test Pits Beginning This Week in Qunicy, Milton, and Boston
05/09/01
MWRA To Extend Comment Period for CSO Project in South Boston
05/08/01
MWRA Releases Construction Schedule for Hyde Park, Roslindale, and West Roxbury’s Water Pipeline Rehabilitation Project
04/23/01
MWRA Water/Sewer Systems Weather Rain Storm
03/26/01
MWRA Receives Award for Mercury Reduction Work with Dentists
03/22/01
MWRA Begins Wachusett Aqueduct Rehabilitation Project
03/19/01
Pew Oceans Commission Report Highlights Boston Harbor Project
03/08/01
MWRA Retirement System Receives Rating by Standard & Poor's
02/28/01
MWRA Refinances High-Interest Bonds to Save $33 Million
02/22/01
MWRA Proposes FY02 Water and Sewer Assessments to Communities
02/06/01
Doug MacDonald Accepts Appointment as Secretary of Transportation in Washington
05/15/01
Cupid hits his mark as MWRA and Weymouth strike a mitigation deal on sewer project
02/14/01
MWRA awarded grant to help build storage for rail cars at Fore River Shipyard in Quincy
02/02/01
Ferries and Barges no Longer Needed to Fuel Boston Harbor Project
01/15/01
2000
New MWRA Sewer Pump Station in Weymouth will Prevent Overflows, Backups
12/21/00
MWRA Awards Two Contracts for Sewer System Upgrades in Quincy
12/05/00
MWRA Reaches Next Milestone on the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel
10/27/00
Congressman Moakley Again Helps to Lower MWRA Rates with Federal Assistance
10/20/00
MWRA Bond Rating Upgraded, Saves Money in Bond Deal
10/16/00
MWRA to Replace Old Water Mains in Hyde Park, Roslindale, and West Roxbury
10/10/00
Scientists Help End Sewage Discharges to Boston Harbor
09/06/00
MWRA's New Offshore Outfall Promises Environmental Gains for Boston Harbor
09/05/00
MWRA Sets Massachusetts Bay Outfall Tunnel Startup Date
08/24/00
MWRA Begins Water Pipeline Rehabilitation Project in Brookline and Brighton
08/07/00
MWRA Orders Local Furniture Refinisher to Cease Illegal Sewer Discharges
08/04/00
Newly Issued Permit Brings Boston Harbor Project Closer to Goal
07/12/00
MWRA to Start Norumbega Project in Weston
07/07/00
MWRA Appoints Chief Operating Officer
06/26/00
Enjoying the Summer at Boston Harbor Beaches
06/23/00
MWRA Completes Mining of MetroWest Tunnel's Eastern Segment
06/22/00
MWRA Water Quality Testing Will Eye Chelsea Creek Oil Spill
06/16/00
MWRA Board of Directors to Approve FY01 Assessments to Communities
06/09/00
MWRA Bond Rating Upgraded to AA-
06/08/00
MWRA Work Could Cause Discolored Water in Some Stoneham Neighborhoods
06/05/00
Arsenic not a Problem in MWRA Drinking Water
05/25/00
MEDIA ADVISORY - Metro West Water Supply Tunnel Accident
05/11/00
MWRA Welcomes Treatment Plant Decision
05/05/00
Northborough To See Changes In Drinking Water Supply
03/27/00
Phosphorous Not Used In MWRA Drinking Water
02/25/00
MWRA Works With Attorney General, State Police to Prosecute Theft
01/21/00
MWRA Reports No Problems with Systems  
01/01/00
1999
MWRA Y2K Preparation and Emergency Water for Your Home
12/28/99
Radon Not Detected In MWRA Water
10/21/99
09/29/99
09/23/99
09/16/99
09/09/99
09/03/99
05/04/99
07/19/99
07/01/99
06/30/99
06/26/99
06/16/99
06/16/99
05/27/99
05/13/99
05/13/99
05/05/99
05/04/99
04/22/99
04/14/99
04/08/99
03/26/99
03/26/99
02/12/99

MWRA Starts FY 2000 Budget Review Process

02/05/99
02/04/99
  Updated December 2, 2014