Attention BWSC Customers. Beginning Tuesday March 7th renovations will commence on the front entrance of 980 Harrison Ave. Therefore, there will be no accessibility to the building via the double doors until further notice. A temporary side entrance in order to conduct business will be made available. The temporary entrance is in compliance with ADA regulations and our security team will be stationed there to provide assistance as needed.
Boston, through Climate Ready Boston, has been conducting studies of coastal areas of Boston to develop Coastal Resilience Neighborhoods focusing on the impact of Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s storm drain system relies on gravity to discharge stormwater to receiving waters. As Sea Level Rise increases it will become more difficult for the City’s storm drainage system to function as designed. Stormwater will have a more difficult time overcoming higher tides. The Commission studied the impact of future predicted Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge on the drainage system and developed possible solutions that, in conjunction with proposed coastal protections under Climate Ready Boston, would allow discharge of stormwater during extreme tide events.
The Coastal Stormwater Discharge Analysis Report provides a summary of the overall project and provides conceptual ideas for projects that can be examined in more detail to address this evolving issue.
BWSC Coastal Stormwater Discharge Analysis - Executive Summary
BWSC Coastal Stormwater Discharge Analysis - Final Report
BWSC Coastal Stormwater Discharge - Appendices
BWSC Coastal Stormwater Discharge - Implementation Timeline - Appendix E
Davenport Creek Stormwater Park
Fort Point Channel Storm Surge Barrier
Good Neighborhood Initiatives