| MWRA developed this plan to ensure that discharge from the
outfall does not result in adverse impacts to the Bay. The
Plan identifies thresholds that can suggest that effluent
quality or conditions in the Bay may be changing.
"Warning" level exceedances of Contingency Plan
thresholds for water quality monitoring in Massachusetts Bay.
Designed to detect potential effects of the outfall.
on the quality of effluent being discharged into Massachusetts
has been granted a variance from having to meet water quality
standards in the Charles River and Alewife Brook/Upper Mystic
River. MWRA is implementing a plan to reduce the impacts of
combined sewer overflows.
management and water conservation efforts designed to minimize
flows to the Deer Island Treatment Plant.
prohibits discharges into the MWRA system for groundwater
remediation activities. The NPDES permit requires an annual
review of this policy.
review of MWRA standards and limits for discharges from certain
business or industrial sewer users.
Operations & Maintenance
reports on routine maintenance of the sewer system, the sewage
treatment plant, and the sludge pelletizing plant; and a report
on steps taken to reduce leakage into MWRA's pipes. Notifications
about operational incidents or upsets.
|Outfall Monitoring Science Advisory Panel (OMSAP)
||Presentations made to OMSAP, who advises the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on scientific and technical matters related to MWRA's bay outfall and any potential impacts of the discharge on its receiving waters.
industrial pre-treatment and household education programs. |
of any significant change in the pollutants being introduced
into the treatment plant by, for example, a new industry. |
reports are available to those who want historical information. |