Boston's Water Distribution Corrosion Control Program

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


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 resources | Water management | Corrosion | Water conservation | Water pipelines | Pipe leakage | Case studies | Water supply systems | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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