For Immediate Release: September 9, 1999

MWRA Conducts Four Nines Test Without Incident

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, along with utilities and other state agencies, staffed its Emergency Operations Center today, not only as a precautionary measure during the occurrence of four nines in the Julian calendar, but also in preparation for the millennium rollover on December 31/January 1.

MWRA personnel conducted regular checks of the agency’s operating systems and communications links during the day. The agency uses radio, microwave, LAN and telephone links to maintain situational awareness and control the many components of its system. All systems operated without incident.

The MWRA provides water and sewer services to 61 communities in Massachusetts.


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