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  • Privacy Policy
    Water and Sewer Commission Commission has developed a Privacy Policy that identifies certain types of information collected by the Commission and how the Commission uses this information Data Collection The Boston Water and Sewer Commission Commission has developed a Privacy Policy that identifies certain types of information collected by the Commission and how the Commission uses and protects this information Please note that this policy applies only to the Commission s website If you click on to a link provided on the Commission s website you are strongly advised to review that link s privacy policy The Commission does not collect cookies The Commission does collect data about visitors to its website The information collected identifies how the visitor came to the site the number of visitors to the site and how long a visitor remains on a page On Line Services In order to access specific on line services such as tracking your water consumption viewing your account or paying your bill the Commission requires that you provide your water and sewer account number and access number These numbers can be found on your water bill The access number is the last 4 digits of your water meter number and cannot be changed or modified on line in any way While the Commission attempts to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible your account number and access number needed to log on to these services is not part of a secure connection The Commission does however use a secure service for its on line payment transactions See On line Transactions below If you choose not to provide your account number and access number you will still be able to view all other areas of the Commission s website However you will not be able to view specific information concerning your account On line Transactions Visitors to the Commission s web site have the option of paying water and sewer bills on line by clicking on CheckFree and entering their account number and access number as it appears on the bill By clicking on this link visitors leave the Commission s website and are directed to the CheckFree site CheckFree is a secure service used by the Commission to process on line payments Information about the types of personal information collected by CheckFree and how it is used and how it is safeguarded by CheckFree may be obtained by clicking on the CheckFree Privacy Policy on the website The Commission s on line payment service uses several methods such as SSL secure sockets layer to ensure that users information is secure and that such information is encrypted as supported by the user s browser Third parties are not authorized by the Commission to use your personal information in any other way The Commission will not sell transfer or assign personal information used on the website to any other entity On line Employment Applications Visitors to the Commission s web site have the option of paying water and sewer bills

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/ABOUT_BWSC/privacy.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • BWSC Home
    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 Water helps you digest food and then turn that food into energy Water regulates body temperature keeps your mouth moistened and maintains muscle tone Water carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body and protects and cushions vital organs and joints Related Links Annual Financial Statement Currents Employment Awards Hours of Operation Location Directions BWSC Home Welcome Boston is home to New England s oldest and largest water and sewer systems which are owned maintained and operated by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC Established in 1977 BWSC continues to provide water and sewer services to more than one million residents workers students shoppers conventioneers hospital patients and visitors each and every day What s New Mayor Walsh Announces Expansion of Lead Replacement Incentive Program for

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  • Search Results
    Leak up to Owner Lead Service Replacement Sewer Abatement Sewer Lateral Downspout Disconnection Grease Trap Guidelines Metering Meter Testing 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 Location Directions Hours of Operation Departments Organization Water Sewer Systems Present Day Water Systems Present

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  • Lead
    by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority MWRA is lead free when it leaves the reservoirs MWRA and local distribution pipes of the BWSC that carry the water are made mostly of iron and steel and therefore do not add lead to water However lead can get into tap water through home service piping lead solder used in plumbing and some brass fixtures The corrosion or wearing away of these lead based materials can add lead to tap water particularly if water sits for a long time in the pipes before use To monitor lead levels MWRA and BWSC test tap water in homes in the City of Boston Under EPA regulations homes that are likely to have high lead levels usually older homes which may have lead service lines or lead solder must be tested after water has been sitting overnight The EPA rule requires that 90 of these worst case samples must have lead levels below the EPA Action Level of 15 parts per billion ppb Although most homes have very low levels of lead in their drinking water some homes may have lead levels above the Action Level of 15 ppb Lead and Your Health Lead is a common metal found throughout the environment in lead based paint air soil household dust food certain types of pottery porcelain and pewter and water Lead can pose a significant risk to your health if too much of it enters your body Lead builds up in the body over many years and can cause damage to the brain red blood cells and kidneys The greatest risk is to young children and pregnant women Amounts of lead that won t hurt adults can slow down normal mental and physical development of growing bodies In addition a child at play often comes into contact with sources of lead contamination like dirt and dust that rarely affect an adult It is important to wash children s hands and toys often and to try to make sure they only put food in their mouths Lead in Drinking Water Lead in drinking water although rarely the sole cause of lead poisoning can significantly increase a person s total lead exposure particularly the exposure of infants who drink baby formulas and concentrated juices that are mixed with water EPA estimates that drinking water can make up 20 or more of a person s total exposure to lead How Lead Enters Our Water Lead is unusual among drinking water contaminants in that it seldom occurs naturally in water supplies like rivers and lakes Lead enters drinking water primarily as a result of the corrosion or wearing away of materials containing lead in the water distribution system and household plumbing These materials include lead based solder used to join copper pipe brass and chrome plated brass faucets and in some cases pipes made of lead that connect your house to the water main service lines In 1986 Congress banned the use

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/COMMUNITY/lead/lead.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Pollution Prevention
    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 illegal operation of fire hydrants is dangerous and can result in breaks and the malfunction of the hydrant when needed for fire emergencies Keep neighborhoods safe report open hydrants to 617 989 7000 Related Links Storm Drain Stenciling Scoop The Poop Kid s Corner Educational Resources Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Public Outreach Pollution Prevention Pollution Prevention and Storm Drains Stormwater Outfall Boston Water and Sewer Commission s BWSC stormwater system is a separate system that collects water from stormwater runoff and discharges it into receiving waters untreated around Boston The system consists of approximately 424 miles of storm drain 201 storm drain outfalls and 19 708 storm drains or catch basins Discharges to BWSC s storm drainage system are regulated under US Environmental Protection Agency s EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems NPDES Stormwater Permit Regulations Under the permit BWSC is required to develop and implement stormwater pollution prevention and management programs that are designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the storm drainage system As rainwater and snowmelt runs over the ground it picks up pollutants and debris that have been carelessly or illegally deposited onto our streets or directly into the storm drains To prevent this from happening this section will offer pollution control methods for For Residents

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/COMMUNITY/Prevention/prevention.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Billing
    Testing 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 Yopur Account Billing Billing Assistance Rates Programs Metering Fequently Asked Questions Contact Us 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 optimal depth in a birdbath is two and a half inches Related Links Billing Assistance Billing Termination Appeals Hours of Operation

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  • Programs
    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 Yopur Account Billing Billing Assistance Rates Programs Metering Fequently Asked Questions Contact Us 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 Protect Your Home Report Illegal Dumping Safety Advisory Customer Service Programs Programs As part of our effort to provide excellent customer service BWSC offers a number of programs that can assist you This section contains program brochures that you can download Below is a brief description of each program as well as a link to the brochure In addition this section also contains BWSC s customer newsletter Currents which is a bimonthly publication that provides information on construction projects conservation tips seasonal notices etc Currents also lists the location and times of Neighborhood Site Visits when a BWSC representative is in your community to assist you Leak Up To Owner When a water pipe on private property begins to leak it is very important that it be fixed promptly and correctly as it can be destructive expensive and pose a health risk Under this program eligible residential property owners can contract with BWSC to have a service leak on their property repaired at a reasonable cost and the cost can be repaid either in a lump sum or in twelve equal installments interest free incorporated into their water bills Find out more Lead Replacement This program was created to encourage Boston s homeowners to replace the private lead water service at their property While private water service connections are the responsibility of the owner BWSC has developed this voluntary program as an incentive to remove the lead from water services in homes Financial assistance in the form of a credit up to 1 000 towards the cost of replacement and the ability to pay over 24 month period is available to eligible homeowners See if you are eligible Sewer Abatement If you have an in ground irrigation system or a water cooled air conditioning system which does not enter BWSC s sewer system you may be eligible for a sewer credit for the amount of water registered on the abatement meter Sewer Lateral Financial Assistance Program BWSC may be able to provide financial

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  • Project Lookup
    Special Service Fees Fire Pipe Fees Programs Leak up to Owner Lead Service Replacement Sewer Abatement Sewer Lateral Downspout Disconnection Grease Trap Guidelines Metering Meter Testing 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 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 Front loading washing machines

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