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Announcing our 2013-2014

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Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank

MWRA - Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank Construction, Concrete Placment

Info and Update
February 27, 2014

Aqueduct Trails Program

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Guidelines and more information

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Charlestown Navy Yard, 100 First Avenue - Boston, Massachusetts 02129
(617) 242-6000
MWRA - Fountain 2013 Esplanatde

MWRA Offers Free Drinking Water to Boston Marathon Spectators in Newton

April 18, 2014

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1,4-Dioxane Not Found in MWRA Water

March 26, 2014

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Spot Pond Covered Storage Project

February 27, 2014

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Video: Join This Old House on a Tour Inside our 2 Million Gallon Drinking Water Tank that Looks Like a Greek Temple

January 15, 2014

MWRA Valve Historical Photo

MWRA's Valve Exercising Program

December 26, 2013

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MWRA Releases Annual Deer Island Outfall Monitoring Report

November 20, 2013

MWRA CSO Project, Somerville

MWRA Begins Combined Sewer Overflow Project in Somerville

November 19, 2013

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Sustainable Excellence: John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant featured in Water System Operator magazine

November 1, 2013

MWRA - Eurasion watermilfoil accumulation

MWRA Lowering Level of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to Combat Invasive Weeds

October 31, 2013

MWRA: Spot Pond Covered Storage Tank Construction Fall 2013

Update: Spot Pond Covered Storage Project

October 31, 2013

Beacon Hill Reservoir

Artifacts from 19th Century Beacon Hill Reservoir Now On Display at the Waterworks Museum

October 25, 2013

Alewife Brook Reservation - MWRA

New Stormwater Wetland in Cambridge Opens, Improving Water Quality and Providing New Public Recreation Facilities

October 15, 2013

MWRA reminds Deer Island Public Access Area visitors to share the trail

MWRA REMINDS BICYCLISTS TO SHARE THE PATH: New Signs at Deer Island Remind Users of the Rules

October 9, 2013

MWRA Wins Annual New England's Best water taste test

MWRA Water Again Named “New England’s Best”

Setpember 17, 2013

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PUBLIC NOTICE: MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Borings in Reading

Updated July 1, 2013

Map of Waltham Watertown MWRA Pipe Work

Sliplining Job Begins on MWRA Water Pipeline: Newton Street and River Street, Waltham to Pleasant Street, Watertown;
Work Requires Traffic Detours, Night Work

Updated July 1, 2013

Links to press release MWRA water pipe work in Waltham and Watertown

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Joint Public Notice
Alewife Brook CSO Progress Update

April 16, 2013

link to alewife brook cso release


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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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Charlestown Wind Turbine - watch its construction in 7 minutes in a time-lapse video on MWRA's new YouTube page

October 2011

Photo: Paul Doherty, Lexington, MA

Power of Windmills Courtesy The Travel Channel

The Power of Windmills: Deer Island windmill featured in the Travel Channel's "Off Limits" video clip

October 17, 2011

Phonographers Union at Deer Island

Boston Globe Video:
The Sounds of Sewage

The New England Phonographers Union found music in the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant

July 25, 2011

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Up the Mystic River in 3 minutes with the Mystic River Watershed Association (Outside link)

November 8, 2010

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NECN Presents Underneath it all: Inside Boston's Sewer System
We all know where sewage starts, but where does it end, and how does it get there?

May 6, 2010

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Wind turbines installed
for on-site power generation (video)
Water Reports

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Annual Drinking Water Test Results

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June 2013

Monthly Drinking Water Quality Update 03/14
Harbor, Bay and NPDES Reports
Sewer Reports

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Our free guide

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Proposed FY15 Current Expense Budget (CEB) 04/14
Preliminary FY 2015 Wholesale Assessments to Communities 02/14
Information for Investors and Capital Finance Business Partners 08/13
2013 Bond Official Statement 03/12
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About Fluoride and Drinking Water
Updated January 7, 2011
Drinking Water Quality
Testing Highlights
1,4-Dioxane Not Found in MWRA Water 03/26/14
Quarterly Update on Lead Test Results  
No concern about Mercury 12/02/11
Testing Shows No Radiation in MWRA Source Waters 04/28/11
Hexavalent-Chromium Not a Cause for Concern in MWRA Water 12/20/10

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