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  • Scoop the Poop
    Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know After a snow storm you should shovel the snow away from fire hydrants in front of your home or business This will greatly help the Fire Department in the event of an emergency when response time is crucial Related Links Storm Drain Stenciling Kid s Corner Educational Resources Pollution Prevention Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Public Outreach Pollution Prevention Scoop The Poop Scoop the Poop As a dog owner you can help prevent contamination of local waterways and parklands from dog waste by picking up after your dog After picking up the dog waste it should be placed in a trash receptacle or a place specifically reserved for dog waste Never throw dog waste into the grates in the street these grates are catch basins which are part of Boston s underground storm drain system Why Scoop Pet waste contains potentially harmful microorganisms which can cause stomach illness and rashes in humans Pet waste that is not scooped up or is dumped down a catch basin can get flushed directly into storm drains These storm drains discharge directly to Boston Harbor or the Charles Muddy Mystic or Neponset Rivers Thousands of people boat fish and use these water bodies recreationally every day Spanish

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/COMMUNITY/prevention/scoop.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Fats, Oils and Grease
    April 30 2016 We Are All Connected Education Lead Resources Conservation Pollution Prevention Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Water Theft Safety Advisory Currents Newsletter Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know Weeding your garden by hand can reduce the need for lawn chemicals that can run off into storm drains causing the pollution of local waterways Related Links Storm Drain Stenciling Kid s Corner Educational Resources Pollution Prevention Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Public Outreach Pollution Prevention Fats Oils and Grease Fats Oils and Grease FOG Fats oils and grease FOG are one of the leading causes of sewer overflows There are simple steps which residents can take to prevent FOG from adversely affecting their homes and communities The easiest way to solve grease problems and prevent blockages is to keep FOG out of the sewer system FOG represents one of the largest problems for sewer utilities and their customers Blockages due to coagulated grease in pipes are thought to be the leading cause of sanitary sewer overflows SSOs SSOs are backups in either the public sewer or residential plumbing Although often unintentional the injection of FOG into the sewer system poses a significant risk to household plumbing and public sewer systems Garbage disposals or food grinders can be useful

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/COMMUNITY/prevention/fog.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Grease Lids

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  • Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)
    Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 We Are All Connected Education Lead Resources Conservation Pollution Prevention Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Water Theft Safety Advisory Currents Newsletter Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know One cubic foot of water is equal to 7 48 gallons of water Related Links Prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows Cleanup Procedures Report a SSO Public Outreach Sanitary Sewer Overflows Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSOs Overview A sanitary sewer overflow SSO is an unintentional discharge spill or release of untreated sewage into the environment or a property SSOs are also known as sewer backups and the resulting flooding can cause damage to a property and pollute the environment SSOs or Sewer backups can be caused by A blocked or collapsed private sewer lateral Improper disposal of grease that creates blockages in sewer lines or internal plumbing Obstructions or breaks in the sewer lines or in internal plumbing Improper disposal of other items such as baby wipes or rags that blocks sewer lines or internal

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/COMMUNITY/sso/sso.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)
    FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know The optimal depth in a birdbath is two and a half inches Related Links Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSOs Cleanup Procedures after a Sewer Backup Report a SSO Public Outreach Sanitary Sewer Overflows Prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows Prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSOs You can help reduce or prevent SSOs by following a few simple rules Keep Drains and Sewers Clear of Fats Oils and Grease FOG Fats oils and grease FOG can cause blockages in sewer pipes and lead to SSOs Grease should never be poured down sink drains or into toilets or garbage disposals Instead pour grease and oil into a covered disposable container and put it in the trash COOL IT CAN IT TRASH IT Food scraps meat fats dairy products and butter and margarine should never be put down the drain or into a garbage disposal For more information on fats oils and grease visit the FOG page Maintain and Repair Sewer Laterals A sewer lateral also known as a building s sewer is the waste disposal pipe connecting a home or business to the BWSC sewer main in the street While BWSC is responsible for maintaining its sewer main located in the public way property owners are responsible for all expenses resulting from maintenance and repair of their building s entire lateral from inside the property s basement to BWSC s sewer main in the street Blocked and collapsed sewer laterals can lead to sewer backups into a property Have your sewer lateral inspected for blockages breaks and leaks If a problem is detected repairing replacing or relining your sewer lateral can help prevent sewer backups The BWSC Sewer Lateral Financial Assistance Program is a financial reimbursement program that is designed to assist property owners with the cost of repair or replacement of their sewer laterals For more information see our Sewer Lateral Financial Assistance Program brochure Keep Wipes out of Pipes There are many new disposable wipes that claim to be flushable and sewer safe However these wipes do not break down as they travel through pipes and into the sewer system Wipes can create clogs in both household plumbing and the public sewer system and result in SSOs Wipes that should be disposed of in the trash and not flushed down the toilet include Wipes that should be disposed of in the trash and not flushed down the toilet include Bathroom wipes Baby wipes Disinfecting wipes Towelettes For more information see our Keep Wipes out of Pipes brochure

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  • Report Sanitary Overflows
    Meter Replacement Meter Readings Sub Metering FAQs Contact Us Public Outreach We Are All Connected Education Kids Corner Storm Drain Stenciling Educational Resources National Drinking Water Week Lead Resources Sources of Lead Lead in Drinking Water Lead Service Map Reducing Lead Exposure Lead Testing Centers Other Lead Resources Maps Lead Service Sanitary Sewer Overflows Hydrants Catch Basins Conservation Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Pollution Prevention Stormwater For Residents For Businesses For Construction Scoop the Poop Fats Oils Grease Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 We Are All Connected Education Lead Resources Conservation Pollution Prevention Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Water Theft Safety Advisory Currents Newsletter Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know Weeding your garden by hand can reduce the need for lawn chemicals that can run

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  • Cleanup Procedures after a Sewer Backup
    Water Theft Safety Advisory Currents Newsletter Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know Early morning is the best time to water your lawn or garden Watering midday can result in evaporation and sunburned grass Related Links Sanitary Sewer Overflows Prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows Public Outreach Sanitary Sewer Overflows Cleanup Procedures Cleanup Procedures after a Sewer Backup After the cause of the sanitary sewer overflow SSO or sewer backup is resolved the most important cleanup steps are to restore the environment to a dry state and salvage any valuable property The longer that sewage is allowed to remain in your home the greater the potential for damage to your home and its contents and for health problems to develop for your family Health and Safety Tips Avoid direct contact with sewage and be particularly careful of your face and eyes Always wear protective rubber gloves eyewear and boots and be especially careful if you have cuts or open sores Rain gear is also advisable Assume everything touched by sewage is contaminated Clean and disinfect everything sewage has touched Wash disinfect or discard any clothing or supplies used in the cleanup immediately after use Steps to reduce the health risks from a building contaminated with an SSO Remove any excess water

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  • Neighborhood Site Visits
    Readings Sub Metering FAQs Contact Us Public Outreach We Are All Connected Education Kids Corner Storm Drain Stenciling Educational Resources National Drinking Water Week Lead Resources Sources of Lead Lead in Drinking Water Lead Service Map Reducing Lead Exposure Lead Testing Centers Other Lead Resources Maps Lead Service Sanitary Sewer Overflows Hydrants Catch Basins Conservation Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Pollution Prevention Stormwater For Residents For Businesses For Construction Scoop the Poop Fats Oils Grease Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 We Are All Connected Education Lead Resources Conservation Pollution Prevention Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Water Theft Safety Advisory Currents Newsletter Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Public Notices Water Main Flushing Notice Beacon Hill Project Update Customer Safety Alert Bill Information Customer Rights BWSC RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Request FREE Grease Can Lid Sewer Lateral Bonded Contractor List Bonded Contractors Full List Did You Know Waiting for your tap water to cool before use is wasteful To prevent this adjust your water heater

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