This May 2017 installment of News and Notes highlights the Advisory Board's recommendation for a 3.19% rate increase for FY18, down from the Authority's 3.79% recommendation. read more
"The US is funding just one-third of its water infrastructure needs."
That's just one of the many significant findings described in the new report from the Value of Water Campaign. read more
Last week, the Advisory Board presented information from a UMass Boston Collins Center Report, identifying the crucial relationship between water and sewer infrastructure and potential economic growth. read more
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.
From NPDES permits strategies, rates moving forward, and a new approach to system expansion, the September 2016 Green Sheet lays out the Advisory Board's FY17 challenges and priorities. read more