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

by Jonathan A. French, (M.ASCE), Camp Dresser & McKee, One Center Plaza, Boston, MA 02108,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-570-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-570-2 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 51

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Conference information: A Session | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 29, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This volume contains five papers describing diverse aspects of water supply, water power, and wastewater disposal in eastern Massachusetts. Three papers discuss Boston's water supply system: historical development; present programs to improve the accounting of water via leak detection, audits and metering; and plans for future development. One paper describes the work of James Francis and others in water power development in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1840s. One paper describes the cleaning of two eighty-year-old cast-iron sewer outfalls to Boston Harbor. This collection of papers offers a perspective of the influence of quality on the longevity of engineering works and on the endurance of an engineering technology.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Hydro power | Water supply | Water supply systems | Water meters | Water quality | Power supply | Wastewater management | Boston | Massachusetts | United States


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