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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


May 22, 2020


Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

MWRA Completes New Water System at Quabbin Cemetery in Time for Memorial Day

In time for Memorial Day, the MWRA has installed a new well at the cemetery to restore non-potable water to visitors and caretakers of the cemetery for plantings and cleaning.  The 435-foot-deep well was installed adjacent to the Cemetery administration building and four taps were installed at locations around the cemetery to distribute water.  Going forward, the well and water distribution system will be maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Water Supply Protection.

The Quabbin Park Cemetery was developed between 1931 and 1932 by the Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission as part of the Quabbin Reservoir Project to receive the remains of over 6,600 graves removed from 34 cemeteries originally located on land purchased for the Quabbin Reservoir.

Along with graves, the commission moved War Memorials and markers from the former Swift River Valley towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott to the Quabbin Park Cemetery.  

Newly installed taps at work.

Installation of water lines for taps


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Updated May 22, 2020