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June 6, 2016

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• For Local Water Service Providers: Lead Loan Program (LLP)


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MWRA to Perform Leak Repair on Riverside Avenue, Medford

July 25, 2016

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Visit MWRA's Free Drinking Water Fountain
at Events this Summer and Fall

July 20, 2016

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Update for Section 4 Pipe Replacement Project in Somerville

July 20, 2016

MWRA Drought Status: Normal Operating Range

July 14, 2016

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Update: Temporary Closure of Oak Street, Reading for MWRA Northern Intermediate High Project

July 1, 2016

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MWRA Pipeline Work May Cause Discolored Water in Areas of Boston and Brookline

July 1, 2016

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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

Governor Baker Swears in Joseph C. Foti to Sixth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

Great Turnout for “Top of the Tank” Event on Saturday

June 21, 2016

Governor Baker Swears in Joseph C. Foti to Sixth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

Governor Baker Swears in Joseph C. Foti to Sixth Term on MWRA Board of Directors

June 20, 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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To Our Neighbors: Please Don't Swim in the Fells

May 25, 2016

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Update on Northern Extra High Section 110 Project: Work in Reading Underway

May 24, 2016

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PFCs/PFOA Not Found in MWRA Drinking Water

May 20, 2016

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MWRA Receives 2016 Two Massachusetts Public Water Systems Awards

May 5, 2016

Joint Public Notice: Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Control Progress Update

April 19, 2016

MWRA Submits Final Progress Report to Federal Court in Boston Harbor Clean-Up Case

March 18, 2016

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Work to Begin on MWRA Pipeline in Ware and Belchertown

March 11, 2016

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Update on MWRA Project 7448:
Pipeline Replacement and Extension in Arlingto

February 2, 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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Annual CSO Control Plan Progress Report


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Proposed FY17 Current Expense Budget (CEB)


Final Assessments to Communities (Rates)


Proposed FY17 Captial Improvement Program (CIP)



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5-Year Report

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February 3, 2011


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