This is the EPA’s response to Somerville’s new CSO control plan “draft scope”
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
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”
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”
Somerville’s top six worst stormwater outfalls discharge into the Alewife Brook.
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”
This document outlines the stormwater management practices that are currently in place and ones that will be implemented in the future both under the City’s volition and to comply with the requirements of the 2016 MS4 General Permit and the 2019 Administrative Order issued from the EPA to the City. EPA NPDES Permit Number MAR041082Continue reading “Somerville’s 2020 Stormwater Management Plan”
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.”
This is the MDC (rebranded as DCR) map of the Arlington and Somerville half of the Alewife Master Plan.
1904 Metropolitan Parks Commission Report on Alewife Improvements, including tidal gates and channelization of the Alewife to improve the mosquito / malaria problems. Remarkable documentation of regional community collaborative effort.