Bostonís fire hydrants are color coded to indicate low or high pressure. This information is critical for fire fighters and others, especially in the event of an emergency. You should never paint a hydrant, as it is important that they are visible and identifiable.
A Dewatering Discharge Permit application must be filed for certain discharges to the Commission's wastewater or storm drainage systems. It is necessary to research BWSC's wastewater maps to determine whether the discharge is to a sanitary sewer, combined sewer or storm drain. Click the link below to download a copy of the permit application. The final submission must be made to:
Construction Site Manager
Engineering Customer Service
Boston Water and Sewer Commission
980 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
For more information please contact BWSC's Engineering Customer Service Department at (617) 989-7000.