Economic Development Report

Economic Development ReportAt its meeting today, the MWRA Advisory Board released its report delineating the relationship between water/wastewater infrastructure investment and economic development.

The independent report was prepared by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center at UMass Boston on behalf of the Advisory Board.

Click the image of the report to view and download!

Boston Harbor Tour A Success

A beautiful day allowed the Boston Redevelopment Authority an opportunity to highlight the link between economic development and the Boston Harbor Cleanup. Former Governor Michael Dukakis and Federal Judge Richard Stearns were both thanked for their roles in the Boston Harbor project.

See our pictures from the event on our Flickr page here


Green Sheet 2.0: Reinventing the AB’s Financial Publication

Historically, the Green Sheet was a brief update on the MWRA’s financials in newsletter format (similar to News and Notes) but printed on green paper to be clearly distinguished from the Advisory Board’s other publications. However, this was before websites, emails, and PDFs. Because so much has changed since the Green Sheet was first created, we’ve been working hard to update it for today’s audience using today’s tools.

Introducing: Green Sheet 2.0! What’s the same? It still provides a snapshot of the MWRA’s financials including updates on the Current Expense Budget and Capital Improvement Programs plus any additional important financial topics of interest. What’s new? We traded in green paper and black and white print for videos and color visuals.

Because this is our first time trying out the new format, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

We recommend watching the video in fullscreen mode (the button in the bottom right of the window below) to see all of the visuals and print clearly.

2014 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey

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The Advisory Board has released the 2014 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey. This year, water and sewer retail rates increased by an average of 3.5% over the 2013 survey.*

Click here to see our December 2014 Green Sheet giving a brief overview of the 2014 Rate Survey. For a primer on what retail rates are, click here.

For the last 28 years the Advisory Board has tracked the retail rate increases of the MWRA’s member communities as well as others in the Commonwealth and the nation. The Survey remains the Advisory Board’s most requested publication. Click here to see editions from prior years.

*Using the national industry standard of 90 thousand gallons/year.