INFLOW/INFILTRATION (I/I)

Goal: Continue to assist communities in reducing extraneous flow in their local sewer systems.



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FY 2016 Q2 Goal:
  • Promote and track communities who begin to utilize Phase 9 & 10 of the I/I program. (See I/I Funding Summary through August 2015 including new phases here)
FY 2016 Activity
  • Partnered with UCANE to launch outreach to Lieutenant Governor re: available funding.
Prior Activity

March 2015

  • Press conference with Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, MWRA, and Advisory Board for receiving Phase 9 funding. View a video of the press conference here!
  • Approved language of first community survey required by changes to I/I program.
  • Phase 10 has been triggered by communities who have expended over 50% Phase 9 money.
  • $10.7 million of Phase 9 funding distributed through Q3. (View a list of distributions through March 2015 here.)

January 2015

  • Press event with Mayor Setti Warren, MWRA, and MWRA Advisory Board to kick off Phase 9 of the I/I program. View a video of the press conference here!

November 2014

  • Coordinated for press event with City of Newton.

June 2014

  • Board adopted Advisory Board recommendations to:
  • Expand I/I Program by $80 million
  • Create a 75% grant/25% zero-interest loan
  • Ten-year payment cycle
  • Remove local programs from MWRA CIP cap.
Comments and Recommendations History

FY 2015 (printed May 2014)

  • The Advisory Board recommends that the payback period for Phase 9 and Phase 10 of the Inflow/Infiltration Local Financial Assistance Program be extended to ten years. (Page 86; #26)
  • The Advisory Board recommends that Phase 9 and Phase 10 of the Inflow/Infiltration Local Financial Assistance Program be reconfigured to allow for a grant/loan ratio of 75% grants and 25% interest-free loans. (Page 86; #27)

FY 2013 (printed May 2012)

  • Include Phase VIII of the Inflow/Infiltration Local Financial Assistance Program in the final CIP, beginning in FY13. (Page 11; #5)
  • To reduce the variability in community loan program distributions, the Advisory Board supports a revision in the cap calculation to exclude the local assistance programs from the cap calculation beginning in FY14. (Page 17; #6)