Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Frederick A. Laskey,
Executive Director

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority provides wholesale water and sewer services to 3.1 million people and more than 5,500 businesses in 61 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts.

This website provides information on drinking water quality, the health of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, transparency and progress on projects to improve water and sewer infrastructure. It also includes information about community assessments, public records requests, school education, and many other MWRA programs.

Since its creation in 1985, MWRA has invested more than $6 billion in essential new facilities. In addition to the clean-up of Boston Harbor and the modernization of the region’s water system, MWRA maintains hundreds of miles of water and sewer pipes, and dozens of other facilities that regularly require either upgrades or replacements.  We have also established aggressive maintenance programs to ensure that these facilities never fall back into a cycle of disrepair.

The keys to our success are the strong leadership of our Board of Directors and the dedication of the men and women who work at MWRA making sure that these critical services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MWRA serves the residents in every neighborhood, economic class and cultural group in our service area equally and strives to ensure equitable participation in our employment opportunities.

As important as MWRA's goal of carrying out its capital projects and operating programs is its goal of limiting rate increases to its customer communities. We are committed to keeping operating expenses down as much as possible, without compromising water and sewer services which are vital for public health, environmental protection and the economy.

We welcome any comments, questions or suggestions you may have for improving this site. Thanks for visiting!




Frederick A. Laskey
Executive Director


Updated July 5, 2022