If using rain barrels under downspouts to collect rain water for your garden, use a lid, mesh fabric, or several drops of baby oil on the surface of the water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
The overall objectives of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) are to ensure the delivery of high quality potable water for consumption and fire protection and the efficient collection of sewage for transport and delivery to the Deer Island Treatment Facility. Below are links to the major construction projects around the City that will improve the water and sewer system:
This sewer separation project is being undertaken by BWSC on behalf of the MWRA and will substantially decrease the number and volume of combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) in the Reserved Channel.
This sewer separation project is being undertaken by BWSC on behalf of the MWRA and will involve separating the combined sewer system in the Massachusetts Avenue area of Dorchester and Roxbury to substantially decrease the number and volume of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Fort Point Channel and Boston Harbor.
This sewer separation project is to reduce pollution levels in Boston Harbor by substantially decreasing the number and volume of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) into Fort Point Channel and the harbor. The Commission is making the Dudley Square separation work a priority to accommodate redevelopment plans in the area.
This project is replacing existing water mains and associated valves and hydrants on Newbury Street from Arlington Street to Gloucester Street in the Back Bay to improve the overall system as part of the Commission’s ongoing capital improvement program.