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June 1, 2017

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MWRA Board Approves $100 Million in Funding to Remove Lead Service Lines

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Update on Northern Intermediate High Project in Stoneham (MWRA Contract 7478)

Updated January 4, 2018

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Update for MWRA Southern Extra High Pipeline Project, Dedham North (MWRA Contract 7504)

December 27, 2017

MWRA'S Deer Island Treatment Plant and Outfall Continue to Benefit Water Quality: 2016 Monitoring Data Released

December 19, 2017

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MWRA Water Pipeline Work May Cause Discolored Water in Stoneham and Wakefield

December 4, 2017

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MWRA Leak Repair Work May Cause May Affect Traffic and Cause Discolored Water in Revere and Winthrop

Updated November 3, 2017

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MWRA to Temporarily Lower Water Level at Foss Reservoir for Invasive Plant Control

Posted October 19, 2017

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MWRA to Temporarily Lower Water Level at Chestnut Hill Reservoir for Invasive Plant Control

Updated October 19, 2017

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Update on the Hatchery Pipeline and Hydroelectric Project (MWRA Contract 7235)

Updated October 13, 2017

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Update on the Northern Intermediate High Pipeline Project in Reading (MWRA Contract 7471)

Updated October 13, 2017

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Update for MWRA Water Project 6454
Southern Extra High Redundancy and Storage Project

Updated October 13, 2017

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Update on the Alewife Brook Pump Station Rehabilitation Project (MWRA Contract 6797)

Updated October 13, 2017

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Update on WASM 3 Water Main Repairs: Soil Borings in Waltham (MWRA Contract 6539)

Updated October 10, 2017

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Governor Baker Swears in John Carroll
for Tenth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

October 4, 2017

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MWRA to Begin Sewer Rehab Project in Stoneham, Public meeting to be held on October 24

October 2, 2017

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Boston Water and Sewer System Takes Home "New England's Best" Award

September 19, 2017

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MWRA Soil Exploration Program Phase I Begins the Week of September 11
Section 109 Pipeline Extension

Updated September 5, 2017

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MWRA Soil Boring in Belmont to Begin Week of September 5, Boring Readies Town for Water Transmission Upgrades

Updated September 5, 2017

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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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