Wastewater Advisory Committee to MWRA (WAC)


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This page is an archive of presentations to the Wastewater Advisory Committee to the MWRA (WAC).
Files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

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Energy & Sustainability Program Overview
November 16, 2023

CSO Annual Report
May 12, 2023

Cambridge Partial Sewer Separation & Charles River Water Quality
April 14, 2023

MWRA Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed CEB
March 16, 2023

Biobot Analytics - Beyond Covid
February 3, 2023

Ward Street and Columbus Park Headworks Design Progress
January 6, 2023


Staying On TRAC
November 4, 2022

Update on the Combined Heat and Power Project for the Deer Island Treatment Plant
October 7, 2022

MWRA Fiscal Year 2023 - Proposed CEB and CIP
April 19, 2022

CSO Post-Construction Monitoring and Performance Assessment
March 4, 2022

Deer Island NPDES Permit
February 4, 2022

January 7, 2022

MWRA Environmental Monitoring
January 7, 2022


Big Storms, Big Projects
November 4, 2021

Knowns and Unknowns on Health and Environmental Justice for PFAS
October 8, 2021

BWSC's Climate Change Strategies
May 7, 2021

MWRA Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Current Expense Budget
April 20, 2021

PFAS: MWRA Activities and Federal Regulatory Update
March 6, 2021

MassDEP's PFAS Update
March 6, 2021

MWRA's Response to Covid
February 5, 2021


Update on MWRA Energy Program
May 15, 2020

MWRA FY21 Proposed CEB and CIP Presentation for WAC and WSCAC
April 21, 2020

Low Temperature Thermal-alkaline Hydrolysis Process for Biosolids and Organics Management - Lystek
March 6, 2020

Activities for Children and Adults - BWSC
February 11, 2020

Partnering To Bring Stormwater Education In and Out of the Classroom - MWRA Education division
February 11, 2020

What Can We Do To Protect The Environment? - BWSC
February 11, 2020


CSO Post Post-Construction Monitoring and Performance Assessment
David Kubiak, MWRA, Senior Program Manager, Engineering and Construction

User-Friendly Ways to Communicate MWRA’s Environmental Data
Sally Rege Carroll, MWRA Senior Analyst, Environmental Quality

Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Why all the Fuss?
C. Mark Smith Ph.D., M.S., MassDEP Office of Research and Standards
October 15, 2019

What Do We Know about PFAS in MWRA Water, Wastewater and Biosolids?
Steve Rhode, MWRA Lab Director
October 15, 2019

Cottage Farm CSO Facility Tour
May 10, 2019

MWRA Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget
Thomas Durkin and James Halloran, MWRA
April 23, 2019

Water Reuse in Sewered Areas
Bruce Douglas, Natural Systems Utilities
March 8, 2019

Update on the 2018 Water and Wastewater Master Plan
MWRA Planning Staff
February 12, 2019


CSO Post-Construction Monitoring and Performance Assessment
Jeremy R. Hall, MWRA, Operations/Engineering & Construction
December 7, 2018

Year in Review: Toxic Reduction and Control
Becky Weidman, Director, MWRA TRAC
November 2, 2018

Reducing Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflows, Improving Water Quality, and Restoring Ecological Flows with Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control
October 5, 2018

Leave Mark
Canopus Water Technologies
October 5, 2018

Greater Lawrence Sanitary District Organics to Energy Project
The Next Step Towards Net Zero Operation
Cheri Cousens, Executive Director
Richard Weare, Capital Projects Manager
May 4, 2018

Proposed FY 19 Comments and Recommendations Preview
Joseph Favaloro, MWRA Advisory Board
April 24, 2018

FY19 Proposed Capital Improvement Budget
Kathy Soni, MWRA Budget Director
April 24, 2018

Transformation: Water Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future

Charles River Watershed Association
March 2, 2018

MWRA Long-Term CSO Control Plan Performance Objectives
David A. Kubiak, PE, Sr. Program Manager, MWRA Operations/Engineering & Construction
February 2, 2018


Deer Island NPDES Permit
Betsy Reilley and Wendy Leo, MWRA Environmental Quality Department
December 8, 2017

NPDES Delegation
Julia Blatt, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance
November 14, 2017

Infiltration and Inflow Control
Bureau of Water Resources, Mass. Department of Environmental Protection
October 6, 2017

Update on MWRA's Community Support Program
Carl Leone, Senior Program Manager, MWRA, Community Support Program
October 6, 2017

Indicator Bacteria Deer Island Disinfection and Dilution at Deer Island Outfall Protect Mass. Bay
David Wu and Dan Codiga, MWRA, EQUAL
June 2, 2017

Deer Island Treatment Plant
David F. Duest, Director, MWRA Wastewater Treatment
May 5, 2017

Valve and Piping Replacements
Deer Island Treatment Plant, (MWRA Contract 7275)
May 5, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Capital Improvement and Current Expense Budget Overviews
Thomas Durkin and Kathy Soni, MWRA
April 18, 2017

The Cost of Water Infrastructure: Implications for State Policy and Municipal Budgets
Thomas P. Champion, Policy Research Analyst,
Office of the State Auditor, Division of Local Mandates
April 18, 2017

Wastewater Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance
March 3, 2017

Coordinating Infrastructure for Construction
February 3, 2017


Boston's Planning for Green Stormwater Infrastructure
2, 2016

Boston Harbor Now
November 4, 2016

MWRA's Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change
Lise Marx, MWRA, Senior Program Manager, Master Planning
November 4, 2016

Climate Change in Massachusetts and Its Impact on River Flood Behavior
David R. Vallee, NOAA/NWS
November 4, 2016

MassDEP’s Surface Water Monitoring Program
Kimberly Groff, Ph. D., Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Resources, Division of Watershed Management, Watershed Planning Program, Worcester, MA
October 7, 2016

MWRA's Water Quality Monitoring Program, Mystic and Charles Rivers
Besty Reilley, Ph.D., MWRA, Director, Environmental Quality, Water and Wastewater
October 7, 2016

FY 2017 Proposed Captial Improvement and Current Expense Budgets
Thomas J. Durkin, MWRA, Director, Finance
April 12, 2016

MWRA CSOs: Performance Assessment and Remaining Regulatory Determinations
March 4, 2016

MWRA Reservoir Water Withdrawals vs Deer Island Wastewater Flows Comparison of 2014 Flows
February 16, 2016


Preparing for MS4 in the Neponset Valley
December 4, 2015

A Tale of Two Treatment Plants: MWRA/Deer Island vs. DC Water/Blue Plains
David F. Duest, MWRA, Director, Wastewater Treatment
November 6, 2015 

What's In It? A Discussion of the Development of Pollutant Limits and Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Denise Breitheneicher, Project Manager, Tech Services, MWRA
October 2, 2015 

Biosolids and Soil: Remarkable Media for Managing Microconstituents (web link)
Ned Beecher, North East Biosolids Association (NEBRA)
October 2, 2015

What is WAC? YouTube Video

Tom Durkin, Director of Finance and Kathy Soni, Budget Director, MWRA

New England Water Innovation Network
Karen Golmer, Executive Director, and Nicole Desantis, Director of Research
March 6, 2015

Municipal Stormwater Planning, Innovations, Outreach and I/I Removal
Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston Water and Sewer Commission
February 6, 2015

Presentation to MWRA Advisory Board and WAC - Valve and Piping Replacements, Deer Island Treatment Plant (MWRA Contract 7275)
Rick Adams, Manager, Engineering Services, MWRA
January 9, 2015


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Existing and Future Combined Heat and Power (CHP) at the Deer Island Treatment Plant
David F. Duest, Director, DIWWTP, MWRA
November 7, 2014

Organics Ban Implementation in Massachusetts - Evolving Infrastructure
Zoe Neale, Mass Organics Solutions LLC

October 17, 2014

Alewife CSO Control, Sewer Separation and Stormwater Management Project
Rendering of Constructed Wetlands
Cambridge Department of Public Works
Posted May 9, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Capital Expense Budget and Current Expense Budget
Kathy Soni, MWRA, Budget Director
April 8, 2014

Going Green, Staying Green: MWRA’s Energy Initiatives
Denise Breiteneicher, MWRA, Project Manager, Technical Services
March 13, 2014

MWRA’s Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MWRA Director of Planning
March 7, 2014

Impacts to the Sewer System from Disposal of Rags and Wipes
Carolyn Fiore, MWRA Toxics Reduction and Control
February 7, 2014


January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2013 MWRA Master Plan
Water and Wastewater System
Carl Leone and Lise Marx, MWRA

Wastewater Pipeline Asset Management and Protection
John Vetere, Stephen Cullen, Margery Johnson and Patrick Smith, MWRA
October 4, 2013

Pellet Plant Tour (photos and video)
Carl Pawlowski, MWRA
May 3, 2013

Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Capital Improvement and Current Expense Budget Overviews
Kathy Soni, MWRA Budget Director
April 5, 2013

Smart Growth plus Sewer Collection Equals Smart Sewering
March 1, 2013

Co-Digestion at Deer Island: A Feasibility Study on a Major Green Energy Initiative
Dan O'Brien, PE, Director, Wastewater Treatment
Dave Duest, Manager, Deer Island Process Control
February 1, 2013

Hurricane Preparations Before and After Sandy
Michael J. Hornbrook, MWRA, Chief Operating Officer
January 4, 2013


January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plants Impact on Antibiotic Resistance
Karen Lachmayr, PhD
Harvard University, Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI)
November 2, 2012

MWRA Outreach and Communications Strategy
Ria Convery, MWRA, Communications
October 5, 2012


January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

North System Hydraulic Study
Richard Trubiano, MWRA, Deputy COO
November 4, 2011

Long-Range Residuals Planning
Daniel O'Brien, PE, MWRA, Director, Deer Island WWTP
Carl Pawlowski, MWRA, Manager, Residuals Operations
October 14, 2011

Wastewater System Update
Richard Trubiano, MWRA, Deputy COO
May 6, 2011

FY 2012 Current CEB and CIP Overviews
Kathy Soni and Thomas Durkin, MWRA
April 8, 2011

BWSC - CSO and Stormwater Project Update
February 16, 2011

Operations Maintenance Updates
Stephen Cullen, Director, WW Operations & Maintenance
February 3, 2011

Effluent and Shellfish Monitoring Results 2009
Andrea Rex, Director, ENQUAD
January 7, 2011

Sediment Studies in Massachusetts Bay
Ken Keay, Program Manager, ENQUAD
January 7, 2011

Water Column Monitoring Results for 2009
Mike Mickelson, Program Manager, ENQUAD
January 7, 2011

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North Dorchester Bay CSO Project Update
Rick Trubiano, MWRA, Director, Field Operations
November 4, 2010

Remote Headworks Upgrade
Rick Trubiano, MWRA, Director, Field Operations
November 4, 2010

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Response to EPA Rule Making
Rick Trubiano, MWRA, Director, Field Operations
October 15, 2010

Impacts of March Storms
April 23, 2010

CSO Control Plan Progress in 2009
David Kubiak, MWRA
March 10, 2010

MWRA's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Initiatives
Kristen Patneaude, MWRA Energy Management
February 5, 2010

MWRA Toxic Reduction and Control
Carolyn Fiore, MWRA TRAC Manager
January 8, 2010

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Presentation to a joint meeting of WAC, WSCAC and the Advisory Board: Challenges Ahead
September 17, 2009 by Frederick A. Laskey
MWRA Executive Director

VIDEO: Time-lapsed Construction of MWRA Wind Turbines at Deer Island
(26.8 MB, requires Apple Quicktime or Windows Media Player.)
Posted September 22, 2009

Field Operations Department Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Update
June 2009

Wastewater Advisory Committee Proposed FY 2010, Current Expense and Capital Improvement Budget Overviews
May 15, 2009

Deer Island Treatment Plant Facilities Asset Management Program
February, 2009

20 Years of Change: Boston Harbor Recovers
February, 2009

Sediment and Flounder Studies in Boston Harbor
February, 2009

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MWRA FY07 Accomplishments and FY08 Challenges
September, 2007

Climate Change: What We Know and What We are Learning
WAC/WSCAC Joint Meeting - November 13, 2007

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Briefing - MWRA Master Plan
October, 2006

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South Boston CSO Reassessment
November, 2002

Updated November 16, 2023