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Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee
to MWRA (WSCAC)


Meetings


Below is the current WSCAC meeting schedule. Agendas and directions will be sent out two weeks before the meeting. For agendas and summaries for 2010-2015, please visit the archive.

Printer friendly PDF schedule (Updated October 24,2017)

Documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

WSCAC Meetings 2017
01/10/17
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Agenda

Summary

Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MWRA
02/21/17
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Agenda

Summary

Private Irrigation Wells

Gabby Queenan, Mass Rivers Alliance; Roger Skillings, Skillings & Sons; Karen Gracey and Matt Barry, Tata & Howard Engineering
03/14/17
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

(Cancelled)

(Cancelled)
04/18/17
10:30 AM
Waterworks Museum

Agenda

Summary

Joint WAC and WSCAC on the MWRA budget

Kathy Soni and Tom Durkin, MWRA

Tom Champion 

05/16/17
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Agenda

John Gregoire, Matt Walsh, Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MWRA
06/13/17
10:00 AM
Quabbin Reservoir, Blue Meadow Conference Center

Forestry tour
Hydro/Hatchery tour

DCR and MWRA staff
08/17/17 Pickup at Deer Island Advisory Board Field Trip- Boston Harbor cruise Joe Favaloro & Advisory Board staff
08/30/17 MWRA Facilities in Southborough

DCR-DWSP Presentation on the Quabbin Reservoir Watershed System Public Access Management Plan Update and the DWSP: 2017 Land Management Plan

Agenda

DCR Staff
09/21/17 Lexington Joint MWRA Advisory Board, WAC and WSCAC meeting

Joe Favaloro, Fred Laskey

WAC/WSCAC

10/10/17, 10:00 AM

Carroll Water Treatment Plant in Marlborough

Tour of the Wachusett Pump Station

Agenda

Dave Coppes and MWRA staff

11/14/17,
10:00 AM

MWRA Facilities in Southborough Early Successional Habitat

Chris Buelow,
Natural Heritage
& Endangered
Species Program
(Mass Wildlife)

12/12/17 MWRA Facilities in Southborough

MWRA’s carbon footprint

MWRA staff
WSCAC Meetings 2018
01/09/18,
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

MA drought management Plan

DCR staff

02/13/18,
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough Forestry Panel

TBD

03/13/18, 10:00 AM MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Irrigation presentation; Water Conservation

Irrigation Association
04/10/18,
10:30 AM
Waterworks Museum Joint WAC and WSCAC meeting on the MWRA budget

Kathy Soni & Tom Durkin

05/15/18,
10:00 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough TBD TBD
06/12/18,
10:00 AM
Quabbin Reservoir, Blue Meadow Conference Center Forestry and watershed update  DCR Staff

 

WSCAC Meetings 2016
01/12/16
10 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Update on MWRA security initiatives and redundancy performance

Summary

Dave Coppes, Director of MWRA Waterworks
02/16/16
10 AM
Waterworks Museum

Joint WAC and WSCAC meeting on the water cycle

Summary

Carl Leone, Daniel Nvule, MWRA
03/02/16
10:00 AM
Carroll Water Treatment Plant

Committee Updates and Discussion

Agenda

Summary

MWRA staff
04/12/16
10:00 AM
Waterworks Museum

Joint WAC and WSCAC on the MWRA budget

Agenda

Summary

Kathy Soni and Tom Durkin, MWRA
05/04/16
10 AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

WaterSmart Presentation
and Town of Sharon

Agenda

Summary

Subodh Nayar
06/14/16 Quabbin Reservoir, Blue Meadow Conference Center

Quabbin Security Tour

Agenda

DCR and MWRA staff
08/18/16
Pickup @ Chelsea
or Weston Reservoir
Advisory Board Field Trip
Wastewater facilities
Joe Favaloro & Adv. Board
staff
09/15/16
11:00 AM
Lexington

Joint MWRA Advisory Board, WAC and
WSCAC meeting

Summary

Joe Favaloro, Adv. Board
Fred Laskey, MWRA
WAC/WSCAC
10/13/16
10:00AM
MWRA Facilities in Southborough

Metro. Tunnel discussion, Quabbin Project Updates

Summary

Dave Coppes, MWRA, Jami Walsh, MWRA

11/04/16
10:30 AM
Waterworks Museum

Joint meeting on effects of climate
change on Boston Harbor

Agenda

Summary

David Vallee, NOAA
Julie Wormser, Boston
Harbor Now
Lise Marx,
MWRA
12/08/16
9:00-12:00
Boston College
Yawkey Center
Water System Redundancy

MWRA Advisory Board staff

 

 

Ex Comm Meetings
05/04/17 agenda  
03/08/17 agenda  
12/15/16 agenda summary
10/20/16 agenda summary
07/16/16 agenda summary
05/17/16 agenda summary
12/16/14 agenda
09/13/14 agenda  
05/14/14 agenda  

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Directions

Directions to MWRA - Southborough

266 Boston Road
Southborough, MA  01772
(508) 872-4388

MA Pike East or West to Exit 12 (Rt. 9-Framingham)
Proceed to Rt. 9 West and follow toward the Sheraton Tara Hotel
At the first set of lights make a RIGHT onto California Ave.
(You will see a sign for the entrance to the Framingham Industrial Park)
Follow California Ave. and make a LEFT onto New York Ave.
Make a RIGHT onto Rt. 30 East
Entrance is 50 yards on the LEFT. Stay right and park in the first lot
Enter through the double doors and proceed to the conference room on the left.

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Directions to the DCR Quabbin Visitors Center and Administration Building

FROM BOSTON: Take the Mass. Turnpike to Exit 8 (Palmer). At the end of the Exit Ramp turn left onto Route 32 North and proceed for 8 miles. In Ware turn left at the green sign "Route 9 West" (just past McDonalds). Go 2/10ths of a mile to a stop sign. Turn left onto Route 9 and proceed west for 7 miles. Turn right at the green sign marked "Quabbin Reservoir - Winsor Dam" (Note: This will be the second green sign on your right. The first sign, located at the 5.3 mile mark, provides access to the main Quabbin Park area, including the Enfield Lookout and Quabbin Observation Tower). Turn right at this entrance and proceed 1/2 mile to DCR Quabbin Administration Building, the large brick building on the right.

FROM SPRINGFIELD: Take the Mass. Turnpike to Exit 7 (Ludlow). Turn right on Route 21 heading north towards Belchertown. Continue on Route 21 through Belchertown Center to Route 9. Turn right at the stop sign onto Route 9 east and proceed 2 miles to the green sign marked "Quabbin Reservoir - Winsor Dam". Turn left at the sign and go 1/2 mile to the large brick building which overlooks the reservoir.

FROM AMHERST: Take Route 9 east towards Belchertown. The entrance to Quabbin is 3 miles east of the intersection with Route 202 and is marked with a sign "Quabbin Reservoir - Winsor Dam". Turn left at the sign and go 1/2 mile to the large brick building which overlooks the reservoir.

FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 2 to Route 202 south. Proceed 21 miles to the traffic light at the intersection with Route 9. Turn left onto Route 9 east and proceed 3 miles to the green sign marked "Quabbin Reservoir - Winsor Dam". Turn left and proceed 1/2 mile to the large brick building which overlooks the reservoir.
A parking lot is marked on your right, just before the Administration Building.

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Directions to Carroll Treatment Plant

84 D’Angelo Drive
Marlborough, MA. 01752-3022
508-481-8664

  • From the East or West, take the MassPike, Route 90 to Route 495 North
  • From Route 495, take Exit 23C - Simerano Drive, Marlborough
  • At end of ramp turn left.  Proceed through one traffic light, crossing Cedar Hill Street (landmark is Suburban Propane on far right).
  • Proceed straight to the end of the road and bear left.  Pass the guard shack and pipe gate and go over bridge.
  • Bear right and proceed about 150 yards.  Park anywhere on the left.

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Directions to Palmer Public Library

FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE: Exit 8 off of Mass Pike. Take a right at the light at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 32S (Thorndike Street). Proceed through one set of lights, take a right at the next light onto Route 20W (North Main Street). The Library is the third building on the right.

FROM ROUTE 181: Take Route 181 South to North Main Street (Route 20E). At the intersection of Route 181 and Route 20 take a left at the light onto Route 20E. Proceed toward the town center past Friendly's, and Beers and Story Funeral Home, both on the left. The Library entrance is located on your left immediately after the pedestrian crossing light.

FROM THE SOUTH VIA ROUTE 32: Take Route 32N, bearing left to North Main Street, Palmer. Cross the railroad bridge, continuing to the light at the intersection of Route 32 (Thorndike Street) and Route 20 (Main Street). Keeping to the left lane, proceed straight through the light onto North Main Street. The Library is the third building past the light on the right.

FROM THE NORTH VIA ROUTE 32: Take Route 32S (Thorndike Street) past the Mass Pike exit 8 entrance. Proceed through one set of lights, take a right at the next light onto Route 20 W (North Main Street). The Library is the third building past the light on the right.

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Updated October 24, 2017