April 23 Forum at the Massachusetts State House hosted by the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure read more
Registration is now open for the Portsmouth, New Hampshire stormwater conference hosted by NEWEA and the New England Environmental Finance Center. April 30 is the pre-registration deadline. Sessions on May 7 will focus on BMP case studies, while the May 8 session is tailored to developing financial tools for stormwater management programs. Read the program here. This is a great opportunity to learn from other communities what they did to get the ball rolling. Sign up today!
A lot has changed since CSOs in the MWRA wastewater system released 3.3 billion gallons into surface water in 1988. Learn more about the long term control plan, as well as next steps for monitoring its success, in our Just The FAQs overview. read more
There is no better way to ring in the New Year than by reviewing the water and sewer rates from this year. The 2017 Advisory Board Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey is here! The 2017 document highlights a 2.2% increase from the prior year for the average annual cost of water and sewer services for a household in the MWRA service area at the industry standard usage of 120 HCF (90,000 gallons); the average cost in 2017 being $1,558.47.
You’ll notice some new additions to the document this year. The 2017 survey features an additional 60 pages dedicated to the long-term rate trends of the MWRA communities. In addition to the detailed 2017 information regularly found in the survey, ratepayers can now see how rates have evolved in their communities over the past couple of decades.
The rate survey data is no longer limited to the annual document either. Be sure to also check out the Retail Rate Calculator on the Advisory Board website as well. Here, ratepayers can estimate household water and sewer costs for MWRA communities at any level of water usage.
Be on the lookout for a thumb drive with a copy of this survey in the mail very soon.
This September 2017 edition of News and Notes highlights the Advisory Board’s brand new online retail rate calculator. The interactive online design allows the user to more directly compare rates between communities, as well as estimate rates in any water usage sc read more