Each decade there is one construction project that sets the stage for decades to come – a generational decision the impacts and benefits of which are felt for the next 30 years or beyond. For the MWRA, these projects have included the Boston Harbor Cleanup, the Carroll Water Treatment Plant, and the MetroWest Tunnel. Today, the generational decision for the MWRA is how to best ensure potable drinking water for all of its cities and towns all of the time. The project that will accomplish this for Greater Boston is the MWRA’s Metropolitan Water Redundancy Project.
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Once you blur the difference between watershed lands and recreational parkland, you have ultimately eliminated your natural water protection filter. read more
This installment of News and Notes for November 2016 talks about the current state of watershed land. read more
The Advisory Board is energized about helping our communities continue to address their stormwater needs. read more
Check out the draft agenda for the December 8 meeting on Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy, and RSVP to reserve your seat. read more
Community Meeting on Metropolitan Water Redundancy
Why: Provide communities and all other stakeholders the opportunity to weigh in on, listen to, and participate in MWRA’s evolving plans for Water System Redundancy.
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Our victory on establishing a science-based, defensible molybdenum limit, which would allow for the year-round, in-state, beneficial reuse of MWRA pellets, was thrown a curve ball by the recently released Department of Agricultural Resources Plant Nutrient Application Requirements for Agricultural Land Regulations 330 CMR 3.00.
In essence, the scope of the regulation has been dramatically increased, making it practically nonviable for land-use application of MWRA pellets in state.
In our comments, the Advisory Board states that “we laud DAR’s goal to regulate and enforce the registration and application of plant nutrients put on our soil to reduce phosphorus loadings to water bodies. However, all biosolids are not the same and need to be reviewed differently.” Click through to access MWRA and MWRA AB comments.
We will work closely with MWRA staff and DAR to ensure the in-state beneficial reuse of MWRA pellets are not only a goal, but also an attainable reality.
This installment of News and Notes for October 2016 talks about the new challenges for MWRA pellets. read more