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  • Water/Sewer Mark-Out Request
    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 The first water pipes in the US were made of fire charred or bored logs Related Links Research Construction Projects Doing Business Mark Out Request Water Sewer Mark Out Request Massachusetts state law requires anyone who digs to notify utility companies before starting to excavate Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located In Massachusetts notice of excavation for a utility mark out requires a minimum notification of 72 business hours 3 business days exclusive of Saturdays Sundays or holidays but no more than thirty 30 days prior to the commencement of an excavation Although state law does not specify whether the property owner or contractor should notify the utility for a mark out BWSC recommends the contractor make the call The contractor is usually more familiar with the information required to obtain a proper mark out State law also requires all excavators to pre mark the area of excavation before notifying for a mark out Pre marking is defined as marking out the scope of the proposed excavation area using white stakes paint or flags indicating exactly where the work will take place This will aid BWSC in finding the area

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  • Regulations
    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 A dairy cow must drink 4 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk Related Links Service Termination Permitting Regulations Regulations Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC has a number of regulations policies and guidelines governing the use of their water sewer and storm drain systems If you are planning new construction renovating one of Boston s historic properties or any work on the water sewer or storm water systems you must familiarize yourself with these regulations policies and guidelines Below is a listing of these documents with links for downloading Water Regulations Governs the use of the public and private water facilities in the City of Boston The purpose of these regulations is to protect public health safety and welfare and to ensure proper and safe operation of BWSC s water distribution facilities The regulations are divided into 9 Articles Chapters as follows Import of Regulations General Provisions and Definitions Use of Water and Water facilities Water Service Private Fire Protection Cross Connections Private Wells Enforcement Appellate Procedures Import and Adoption Water Wells Regulations Read about the Boston Public Health Commission s regulations regarding the industrial irrigation geothermal and human consumption water wells as amended on October 17 2013 Sewer Regulations Governs the use of the public and private sewers and storm drains in the City of Boston The purpose of these regulations is to protect public health safety and welfare as well as to protect the environment The regulations are divided into 9 Articles Chapters as follows Import of Regulations General Provisions and Definitions Use of Sewers Building Sewers Storm Drains Connections and Appurtenances Requirements for Design and Construction of Facilities Discharge requirements Prohibitions and Restrictions Industrial Discharge and Pretreatment Enforcement Adoption Penalties Meter Standards Specifications This specification is intended to cover all meters to be purchased for use in the Boston Water and Sewer Commissions water distribution system Construction Specifications Outlines commonly used technical specifications for water and wastewater construction Specifications for specialty construction are available upon request through BWSC s Engineering Department Please note that these specifications are updated on a regular basis If you have any questions contact the Engineering Department at 617 989 7000 Standard Details Provides the most commonly used standard details for BWSC s water and wastewater projects Other standard details are available upon request from the Engineering Department Please note that the standard details are updated on a regular basis In addition this section contains a Site Plan Review Checklist for your use If you have any questions contact the Engineering Department at 617 989 7000 Material Requirements Provides specific size diameter and

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  • Safety Advisory
    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 If using rain barrels under downspouts to collect rain water for your garden use a lid mesh fabric or several drops of baby oil on the surface of the water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding Related Links Report Illegal Dumping Neighborhood Site Visits Public Outreach Safety Safety Advisory Safety Advisory On occasion Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC receives reports that a person s claiming to be a BWSC employee s

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  • Consent Decree
    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 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 Service Termination Permitting Regulations Consent Decree Consent Decree Following two years of negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency EPA the Department of Justice Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection MassDEP and the Conservation Law Foundation Boston Water and Sewer Commission filed a consent decree settlement in 2012 that is enhancing the ongoing

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  • Construction Survey
    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 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

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  • Links
    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 Location Directions Hours of Operation Departments Organization Water Sewer Systems Present Day Water Systems Present Day Sewer System Commissioners Awards Reports Employment 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 year during the first full week of May Americans across the country join together to celebrate water our most precious natural resource during National Drinking Water Week Related Links Location Directions Hours of Operation Board of Commissioners Location Directions About BWSC Links Links American Water Works Association An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Draws on the expertise of the nation s largest water suppliers to provide national direction on drinking water policy The City of Boston The city s official website providing information for residents business and visitors Massachusetts Water Resource Authority

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  • Glossary
    these activities Direct Expenses Expenses directly associated with providing water and sewer services or of a division department or operating unit Division A major organizational unit within the Commission encompassing the activities and resources for providing a major service or function A Division is further divided into departments units and programs Downspout The water conductor from the roof gutters or roof catchment to the stormdrain or other means f disposal Also called a roof leader or roof drain Drain A pipe or conduit which conveys wastewater or stormwater Enabling Act Chapter 436 of the Acts of 1977 the legislation which established the Commission and defined its purpose and responsibilities as of August 5 1977 EPA Environmental Protection Agency The federal government agency responsible for promulgation and enforcement of environmental regulations and investigation and prosecution of infractions of non compliance with regulations Expenditures Actual payment for goods and services received Financial Statement A set of summary documents which pertain to financial information that consist of the following Balance Sheet Statement of Operation Statement of Equity Statement of Cash Flows Notes of Financial Statements and in the Commission s case Supplements Schedules of Revenues and Expenses Rate Basis Fiscal Year A twelve month period for which an organization plans the use of its resources The Commission s fiscal year is January 1 through December 31 Fund An account established under the Commissions General Bond Resolution into which deposits and withdrawals for specific purposes are made or held Full Time Equivalent FTE 1 Full time Employee 35 or 40 hours per week and is benefited coded as 1 0 FTE 2 Part time Employee 25 hours per week and is benefited coded as 0 5 FTE General Revenue Bonds Bonds which are obligations of the issuer on which revenues received from operations are pledged for the payment of the principal and interest thereon Goal General statements of a desired state condition or situation to be achieved which may be stated from a short or long term perspective Hydrant A device connected to a public water main for the purpose of providing water for fire fighting or other authorized purposes Independent Auditor External public accounting firm hired to audit the annual financial statements and express an opinion on those statements as to conformity with generally accepted accounting principals Indirect Expenses Those costs including expenditures and accrued costs which are not directly associated with providing services or performing activities Infiltration Inflow Infiltration is groundwater that leaks into the sewerage system through pipe joints and defects Inflow refers to water that enters sewers from improperly connected catch basins sump pumps and land and basement drains and defective manholes Inflow also enters through improperly closed or defective harbor CSO tidegates when the tide is high Interceptors The large pipes or culverts that convey wastewater from the localized collection system to the treatment plant The Commission s largest interceptors are 20 foot by 15 1 2 foot concrete box culverts Investment Income Income derived by investing certain fund

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  • Site Map
    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 Location Directions Hours of Operation Departments Organization Water Sewer Systems Present Day Water Systems Present Day Sewer System Commissioners Awards Reports Employment 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 Human brains are 75 water human bones are 25 water and human blood is 83 water Related Links Location Directions Hours of Operation Board of Commissioners About BWSC Site Map Site Map Home About BWSC Location Directions Hours of Operation Departments Organization Water Sewer Systems Present Day Water Systems Water History Water Sources Present Day Sewer System Sewer History Treatment Combined Sewer Overflow Maps Stormwater Management Commissioners Awards Reports Annual Report Current Expense Budget Capital Improvement Rate Document CAFR Report Policies Policy on Against Harassment and Discrimination Policy on Conferences Training and Travel Policy on Health and Safety Policy on Petty Cash Policy on Tuition Reimbursement Policy on Wireless Mobile Devices Employment Services Your Account Billing Change of Ownership Service Termination Buying or Selling Property Delinquency Charges Billing Assistance Disputing Your Bill BTA Regulations Right to Service Payment Plans Discounts Water

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