Boston's Water Distribution Corrosion Control Program

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by Stephan P. Shea, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Boston, MA, USA,
Carl R. Johnson, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Boston, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure

Abstract: The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) was formed in 1977 with a mandate to maintain sound, economical, and efficient systems for water distribution and wastewater collection in Boston. The Commission serves a residental population of 600,000 persons. The day-time population expands to about 1,061,000 persons, including workers, students, and shoppers and tourists. Water is supplied to the Commission by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and the Commission has an average daily water consumption of about 119 mgd. Characteristics of the Boston water distribution system are summarized.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water pipelines | Corrosion | Water management | Water resources | Water conservation | Pipe leakage | Economic factors | Sewers | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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