Boston's Future Water Supply

by Ronald E. Sharpin, Wallace, Floyd Associates Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Helen R. Strieder, Wallace, Floyd Associates Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Lynne Seeley, Wallace, Floyd Associates Inc, Boston, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Boston's Water Resource Development: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract: The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is responsible for planning and providing water to metropolitan Boston. Recent state legislation directs that conservation, development of local sources and watershed management must be implemented before supplementary sources involving interbasin transfers can be utilized. This paper discusses the options available to MWRA and suggests the direction the Authority is heading.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water resources | Water supply systems | Water conservation | Watersheds | Basins | Legislation | Urban areas | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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