The Historical Development of Boston's Water Supply System
Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States, has one of the oldest public water supply systems, dating back to 1652. The system was developed and expanded incrementally in response...

Cleaning the Nut Island Outfalls
As an early component of a comprehensive program to reduce pollution in Boston Harbor, two 80-year-old cast-iron outfalls, each 60 inches in diameter and a mile long were cleaned in a...

Boston's Future Water Supply
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is responsible for planning and providing water to metropolitan Boston. Recent state legislation directs that conservation, development of local...

Seismic Evaluation of Lifeline Systems—Case Studies
This book contains the papers presented at the technical session titled Seismic Evaluation of Lifeline Systems—Case Studies at the ASCE Fall Convention in Boston, October 27-31, 1986....

The Metropolitan Boston Area Earthquake Loss Study
This study develops an inventory of critical facilities in the Metropolitan Boston area and analyzes the impact of a project earthquake (Cape Ann Event) on their structural integrity and...

Microcomputer Analysis of Harbor Wind Drift
A microcomputer with general-purpose spreadsheet software was used to analyze wind drift on the water surface of Quincy Bay in Boston Harbor. Wind drift is the movement of the surface...

The SRI Technique for Flood Frequency Analysis
This paper presents a technique for flood flow frequency analysis called the Storm Response Index (SRI), and a case study using the technique. The SRI method is based on the development...

Unique Installation Methods for Large Interceptor in Poor Soil Conditions
The construction of approximately 1. 5 miles of a major sewer interceptor in downtown Boston encountered some unique construction challenges. The entire route required dewatering during...

Effective Environmental Management: The Northeast Corridor Experience
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) is a 2 billion public transportation project involving improvements to Amtrak's 456-mile main rail line between Washington,...

Consolidation Performance of Soft Clays: Part 2. Predictions
The simplified version of the model described in Part 1 was used to predict the short-term performance of the St. Alban test fill. The long-term predictive capability of the model was...

Logan Airport Re-Visited
The first detailed evaluation of self-weight consolidation of a large hydraulic clay fill was performed during the construction of Logan Airport in Boston nearly 40 years ago. The paper...

Dredging Permit, a Case History
A case history of the federal, state and local permitting process for the dredging and disposal of dredged material of a tanker/barge terminal in Boston Harbor is discussed. The dredging...

Boston Tunes Up Water System
In 1977, Boston's water supply system had so many leaks and so many unmetered or undermetered customers that only about half the water entering the system was accounted for....

Boston Main Drainage System 100 Years Later

The South Station Transportation Center in Boston

Combined Sewer Overflow Controls for Boston Harbor

A Sludge Disposal Plan for the Boston Area

Commuter Boats in Boston Harbor

Economics of Water Transportation for South Shore Work Trip Commuters to Boston

Verification of a Storm Tide Model for Boston

 

 

 

 

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