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Update on MWRA Northern Intermediate High Project: Work in Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Woburn Will Affect Traffic

May 18, 2017

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MWRA Asks Residents: Please Don't Swim in the Fells

May 16
, 2017

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Visit the MWRA Free Drinking Water Fountain at Events this Spring Through Fall

Updated May 15, 2017

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MWRA Water Valve Replacement Work
May Affect Traffic, Parking in Medford
near Tufts

May 12, 2017

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Update on Southern Extra High Project in West Roxbury and Dedham

May 4, 2017

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MWRA Leak Repair on Morton Street
(Rte. 203), Dorchester
Will Affect Traffic

April 27, 2017

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MWRA Water Meter 130 Construction May
Affect Traffic in Winchester

April 25, 2017

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Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Control Progress Update

April 11, 2017

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Update on Northern Intermediate High Project: Construction Activity to Begin in Stoneham and Wakefield

March 28, 2017

MWRA Pipe Maintenance May Cause Discolored Water in the Kenmore Square Area

March 16, 2017

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

March 13, 2017

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Update for MWRA Alewife Brook Pump Station
Rehabilitation Project

March 10, 2017

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MWRA New Water Main Installation May Cause Discolored Water in West Roxbury

February 27, 2017

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MWRA to Perform Repair Work Along Public Access at Deer Island

February 16, 2017

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Update for MWRA Northern Intermediate High Project in Reading and Woburn
(MWRA Contract 7471)

Updated February 16, 2017

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Update for Southern Extra High Redundancy and Storage Project: Work on West Roxbury Parkway Continues

Updated February 16, 2017

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MWRA Work on Commonwealth Avenue, Newton May Affect Traffic

Updated February 16, 2017

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MWRA Work at Morton Street and American Legion Highway, Boston May Affect Traffic

Updated February 14, 2017

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MWRA Performing Leak Repair Near Hurd Brook, Needham

February 6, 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 on Hatchery Pipeline and Hydroelectric Project: Pipeline Work Complete, Construction of Hydropower Generator Building Underway

December 16, 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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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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