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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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Update on Southern Extra High Project in Dedham: Work on West Roxbury Parkway to begin Monday, January 23, 2017

January 20, 2017

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MWRA Pipe Maintenance in Brookline
May Cause Discolored Water in Areas of Allston and Brighton

January 20, 2017

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January 18, 2017

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MWRA Work Will Affect Traffic on Soldiers Field Road Near Boston University

January 13, 2017

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MWRA Work May Affect Traffic on Revere Beach Parkway

January 9, 2017

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MWRA Work on Commonwealth Avenue, Newton May Affect Traffic

December 29, 2016

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Update for Southern Extra High Redundancy and Storage Project: Work to Resume, Dedham Parkway Will be Closed for Traffic January 4

December 28, 2016

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MWRA Water Leak Repair Work in Melrose May Affect Traffic

December 22, 2016

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Update for MWRA Northern Intermediate High Project´┐Żin Reading and Woburn
(MWRA Contract 7471)

December 22, 2016

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MWRA Water Leak Repair in Stoneham May Affect Traffic

December 20, 2016

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Update on Hatchery Pipeline and Hydroelectric Project: Pipeline Work Complete, Construction of Hydropower Generator Building Underway

December 16, 2016

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MWRA Pipeline Work in Saugus Will Impact Traffic, May Cause Temporary Discolored Water or Pressure Changes

December 4, 2016

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Redundancy for the MWRA’s Metropolitan Tunnel System

MWRA is currently evaluating options to provide redundancy for the Metropolitan Tunnel System. The MWRA Board of Directors recently held a special meeting to discuss alternatives. Here is a summary of the issue (PDF).

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

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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

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

August 6, 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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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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