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  • North End
    Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Construction Projects Project Lookup Preventative Maintenance 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 Gargoyles found on old buildings were originally used as fancy cover ups for downspouts Related Links Reserved Channel Map Combined Sewer Systems Stormwater Management Projects Construction Projects North End North End Water Sewer and Drainage Project Hanover Street Purpose The Boston Water and Sewer Commission s Water Sewer and Drainage project involves the replacement of water mains and the replacement and rehabilitation of sewers and drains The purpose of the project is to improve the water distribution system and upgrade aging sewerage and drainage systems in the North End Project Updates 11 1 2015 November Update 9 1 2015 Sepbember Update 8 3 2015 August Update 8 1 2015 North End Work Schedule 7 1 2015 July Update 6 29 2015 North End Work Schedule 6 1 2015 June Update 5 29 2015 North End Work Schedule 5 1 2015 May Update 12 1 2014 Street Locations Scope of Work The work includes installation of the following on BWSC Contract No 13 309 008 1 970 linear feet of combined sewers and drains 1 550 linear feet of water mains 6 720 linear feet of rehabilitated combined sewers and storm drains Anticipated Impacts The anticipated impacts include water service interruptions noise traffic and parking modifications rodent activity dust and general construction impacts The contractor will be required to minimize impacts to the extent feasible Surface Restoration Temporary restoration of roadways sidewalks and other areas disturbed by construction will be completed under this contract Permanent restoration will occur under a separate paving contract Concrete or brick sidewalks will be restored within six weeks weather dependent Overall Schedule Water Main Replacement and Sewer and Drainage Replacement and Rehabilitation from November 2014 to May 2016 Project Coordination and Construction Activity The Commission is committed to working closely with the Mayor s Office elected officials Boston Public Works Department BPWD Boston Transportation Department BTD Department of Conservation and Recreation DCR and other City departments public and private utility companies state and federal regulatory agencies and most importantly with abutters to ensure the project is successfully completed Effective coordination will also help mitigate many short term construction related impacts that may be associated with the project Community Relations Program The Commission is committed to a proactive community relations program during construction of this project The

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Construction/northend/northend.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Reserved Channel
    The Reserved Channel Sewer Separation Project encompasses an area roughly delineated by the Reserved Channel Fargo Street to the north Farragut Road to the east East Fourth Street West Broadway to the south and B Street C Street near the Haul Road to the west Land use in the project area is characterized by residential neighborhoods light industrial and large commercial buildings and complexes small business and retail districts civic cultural and educational facilities and transportation related sites Scope of Work Sewer Separation Design Phase will involve Field investigations including surveys of streets and adjacent areas television inspection of sewers and outfalls subsurface geotechnical investigation inspection of manholes and subsurface investigation of utilities by vacuum excavation Inspection of residential and non residential buildings for locations of downspouts and building laterals Coordination with abutters and public private agencies organizations and utilities Preparation of final permits and construction contract plans and specifications Construction Phase will involve Installation of approximately 42 650 linear feet of new storm drains and the rehabilitation relay of 11 550 linear feet of existing sanitary sewers and 28 100 linear feet of water mains in approximately 37 streets Disconnection of residential and non residential building downspouts and laterals including catch basins and area drains Rehabilitation of existing outfalls and structures and replacement of tidegates Restoration of all roadways curbing sidewalks and other areas impacted by construction Building Downspout Disconnections In addition to separating combined sewers in the street this project will disconnect as many individual building downspouts and laterals from sewers as is cost effective Building laterals are pipes that connect a building s internal plumbing to pipes in the street Many older buildings in the South Boston area have an internal pipe that collects stormwater from the roof and discharges it into the building sewer lateral Downspouts also collect stormwater from the roof in pipes that run down the sides of buildings In some cases these downspouts discharge into the sewer rather than splashing to the ground Since the purpose of this project is to remove as much stormwater from the sewer system as possible these building downspouts will be disconnected where feasible This work will be coordinated individually with building owners as necessary Overall Schedule Eight construction contracts four pipe installation one building disconnection one outfall restoration one sewer cleaning and lining and two paving restoration will be designed advertised for bids awarded and then constructed The project will be completed in the following phases Preliminary Design Phase August 2006 to February 2008 During this phase the scope and limits of work for the project area were established Final Design Phase March 2008 through December 2012 During this phase the eight construction contracts will be prepared advertised bid and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder Construction Phase July 2009 through December 2015 During this phase construction of the eight contracts will be phased with construction contracts lasting approximately 18 to 24 months Permanent pavement restoration work will follow each construction contract Completed Contracts Contract 1 Outfalls

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Construction/reservedchannel/reserved.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Citywide Illegals
    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 Construction Projects Project Lookup Preventative Maintenance 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 Every time you flush the toilet you use 5 7 gallons of water Related Links Water Main Flushing Combined Sewer Systems Present Day Sewer System Sewer Regulations Projects Construction Projects Citywide Illegals Citywide Illegals Sewer Dye Test The primary purpose of Boston Water and Sewer Commission s BWSC Citywide Illegal Connection Investigation Program is to identify building sewer connections discharging to storm drains Such connections referred to as illegal connections by BWSC allow untreated sewage to discharge to local waterways

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Construction/citywide_illegals.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Preventative Maintenance
    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 Construction Projects Project Lookup Preventative Maintenance 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 If replacing an old toilet state plumbing code requires the installation of ultra low flow toilets that use 1 6 gallons of water or less per flush Related Links Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Pollution Prevention Scoop the Poop Projects Preventative Maintenance Preventative Maintenance Catch Basin

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Maintenance/maintenance.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Water Main Flushing
    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 Construction Projects Project Lookup Preventative Maintenance 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 The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for 2 billion years Related Links Water Sewer Systems Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Projects Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Water Main Flushing Boston has one of the oldest water distribution systems in the country The system we use today opened in 1848 Some of our water mains are more than a century old To address this Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC has an aggressive capital improvement program that relines or replaces old water mains By doing this BWSC maintains the lowest rate of water main brakes of any large system in the country Water that flows through newly relined or replaced mains is cleaner and

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Maintenance/flushing.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Catch Basin Cleaning
    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 Construction Projects Project Lookup Preventative Maintenance 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 The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for 2 billion years Related Links Water Sewer Systems Stormwater Management Pollution Prevention For Residents Scoop The Poop Projects Preventative Maintenance Catch Basin Cleaning Catch Basin Cleaning Purpose A catch basin which is also known as a storm drain inlet or curb inlet is an opening to the storm drain system that typically includes a grate or curb inlet at street level where storm water enters the catch basin and a sump captures sediment debris and associated pollutants Catch basins are able to prevent trash and other floatable materials from entering the drainage system by capturing such debris by way of a hooded outlet The outlet pipes for catch basins on combined sewers sanitary waste and storm water in a single pipe are also outfitted with a flapper trap device to prevent the backflow of any unpleasant odors from pipes Catch basins act as pretreatment for other treatment practices by allowing larger sediments to settle in the basin sump areas It is important to maintain catch basins to prevent storm sewer blockages and minimize the amount of pollutants entering storm sewers which may eventually discharge into local streams and waterways such as the Charles River and Boston Harbor Clogged catch basins can also result in the ponding of water along streets and parking lots causing a nuisance to motorists pedestrians and businesses Typical maintenance of a catch basin includes the removal of trash and sediments collected in the sump using a catch basin cleaner with a clamshell bucket or a vactor truck Additional general maintenance activities are performed whenever necessary including repairs to the catch basin s brickwork frames covers and hoods traps The Commission has incorporated a computerized work order management system CASS WORKS to track cleaning and maintenance activities performed on its catch basins Information is collected in the work system including the date of cleaning or maintenance repair amount of sediment removed and the nature of repair The Commission utilizes the information collected in its work order management system to optimize future catch basin cleaning and maintenance repair efforts This scheduled

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/PROJECTS/Maintenance/catchbasin.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Doing Business
    Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request 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 Did You Know In 1795 Jamaica Pond became Boston s first surface water supply Wooden pipes built from tree trunks were used to transport water from the pond to Boston s settled areas Related Links Annual Financial Statement Hours of Operation Location Directions Bonded Contractor List Doing Business Doing Business This section provides information guidelines and resources that cover all aspects of doing business with the Commission from submitting proposals and bids for vendors to applying for permits and preparing construction specifications for contractors Proposals and Bids The Proposals and Bids section outlines specific bid requirements for submitting an Invitation for Bids and a Request for Proposals This section is designed to assist contractors vendors and professional companies wishing to do business with BWSC You can also view a current list of IFB s and RFP s A bidder s list is also available And finally BWSC s policy for the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises MBE s and Women s Business Enterprises WBE s can be found here New Construction BWSC has developed and prepared a number of documents guidelines and forms that are necessary to initiate and complete a project Whether you are a developer builder architect engineer or homeowner you will need

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/BUSINESS/business.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Proposals and Bids
    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 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request 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 Did You Know Using a garden hose to wash down a driveway or sidewalk can use 25 gallons of water in just 5 minutes Instead use a broom to clean sidewalks and driveways Related Links Bid Requirements Invitation to Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List Doing Business Proposals Bids Proposals Bids Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC contracts for a wide variety of goods and services as well as for construction Contractors vendors and professional companies wishing to do business with BWSC should use this section to view requirements for submitting bid documents and for viewing the current list of projects Bid Requirements The procedures and processes necessary to submit bid documents to BWSC The general bid requirements outline what is needed for all bid documents and are followed by requirements for an Invitation for Bids IFB s

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/BUSINESS/RFP_ITB/proposals_bids.asp (2016-05-01)
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