The 2019 Alewife Brook CSO Variances (permits to pollute through sewage pollution discharges) expire on August 31, 2024. A requirement of the Variances is that a control plan be in place to improve conditions. As you are aware, the process has begun to create a new CSO control plan. However, the Alewife CSO Permittees (Cambridge,Continue reading “Alewife CSO Permittees Request Extension”
This is the EPA’s May 11, 2022, guidance for MWRA, regarding their new CSO control plan “draft scope”
This is the EPA’s guidance for Cambridge, regarding their new CSO control plan “draft scope”
This is the EPA’s response to Somerville’s new CSO control plan “draft scope”
March 11, 2022 Via email Regional Administrator David Cash Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 Boston, MA 02109 email@example.com Commissioner Martin Suuberg Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection One Winter Street Boston, MA 02108 firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Regional Administrator Cash and Commissioner Suuberg: We are at anContinue reading “March 2022 Letter to Regulators from StAB & Watershed Associations”
This is a cool image of the Tannery Brook, taken from the 1873 Atlas.
Dated June 15, 2020. Awesome map of Somerville stormwater, combined system, and sanitary system. Includes: Storm Discharge Points, CSO Outfalls, MBTA Connections, Stormwater Manholes, Sanitary and Combined Manholes, Separate Stormwater Drainage System, Sanitary and Combined Sewer System, Separate Drainage Area
This is a very cool and easy-to-read map of Cambridge’s stormwater catchments. It is well designed and includes watershed borders, combined sewer outfalls, and a listing of Cambridge’s combined sewers and separated sewers.
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority PRESS RELEASE Date: January 6, 2022 Contact: Ria Convery (617) 788-1105, email@example.com Public Briefing on MWRA’s CSO Post-Construction Monitoring and Performance Assessment, Final Report The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will hold a virtual public briefing on the findings of its Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Post-Construction Monitoring and Performance Assessment on Thursday, FebruaryContinue reading “MWRA Final CSO Performance Assessment Hearing Notification”
New England Journal of Public Policy Volume 8 | Issue 2 Article 7 9-23-1992 The Boston Harbor Cleanup Paul F. Levy Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michael S. Connor Massachusetts Resources Authority
MWRA CSO Report is Unfair to Alewife’s Environmental Justice Populations On December 30, 2021, the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) published its anticipated Final CSO Performance Assessment, as part of a series of regulatory reports that have been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. These reports areContinue reading “MWRA 2021 Final CSO Performance Assessment”
Stormwater Management Map. Includes: Storm Discharge Points, CSO Outfalls, Stormwater Manholes, Sanitary and Combined Manholes, Separate Stormwater, Drainage System, Sanitary and Combined, Sewer System, Separate Drainage Area Alewife Brook Use Impairments: Phosphorus, E. Coli, TSS, Copper and Lead Mystic River Use Impairments: Phosphorus, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, TSS, Copper and Lead
CIVIL ACTION No. 85-0489-RGS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, . v. METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION, . et al., Defendants. . CIVIL ACTION No. 83-1614-RGS CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION OF . NEW ENGLAND, INC., Plaintiff, . v. METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION, Defendants. . This is the MWRA BIANNUAL COMPLIANCE ANDContinue reading “MWRA BIANNUAL COMPLIANCE AND PROGRESS REPORT AS OF JUNE 25, 2021”
New projects described here include combined sewer separation, flood control are encouraging. Interesting data about how old Somerville’s sewer infrastructure is and how little work has been done to modernize it in the last hundred years.
Civil Action 83-1614-RGS United States District Court, District of Massachusetts United States v. Metropolitan District Commission Decided Jul 23, 2021
Doug Foy, Esq., director of the Conservation Law Foundation, who brought the groundbreaking Boston Harbor Clean-up lawsuit, probably quoting an ubran sociologist, said, “A great city had three characteristics: It had world-renown cultural and educational institutions. It had enduring distinctive residential neighborhoods, and it had a body of water that it embraced.”
2021 Letter from the Charles River Watershed Association and the Mystic River Watershed Association to the US District Court regarding the federal court case U.S. v. MDC and the state CLF v. MDC court cases.
This is a powerpoint presentation by Carter Stantec for the 2017 Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship Symposium. Sustainable water infrastructure planning. Amazing document features photos of the construction of the Alewife Reservation Storm Water Wetland, sewer separation, inflow removal, flush vaults, a bioswale, biobasin, and porous pavement.
Wondering what’s involved in combined sewer separation and CSO elimination work? This is Cambridge’s $90 million Alewife Sewer Separation Project Overview for CAM004, which was completed as part of the first Long Term CSO Control Plan. It includes photos of digging holes, laying pipe, upgrading water mains and gas lines, street and sidewalk reconstruction, mitigatingContinue reading “Cambridge’s 2017 Alewife Sewer Separation Project Overview”
This is Cambridge’s 2019 Alewife Planning and Development document. It includes information about flooding, water quality, open space, green infrastructure, and Climate Change.