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  • Form Mail
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    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/cdoSender.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Scoop the Poop
    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 Toilets account for over 1 3 of the water used in an average household 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 Scoop the Poop Pooper Scooper Law Scoop the Poop The City of

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  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
    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 We Are All Connected Stormwater Pollution Prevention Stormwater Pollution Prevention We Are All Connected Wastewater Tap Water Stormwater What Can We Do Stormwater Pollution Prevention In Boston we are all connected through our water People who live work in or visit the city all enjoy our harbor rivers brooks and ponds our waterways and keeping them pollution free is a priority When it rains or snows the water that flows down our streets and sidewalks called stormwater picks up materials along the way Stormwater flows through our neighborhoods into catch basins then into streams rivers and eventually into Boston Harbor Catch basins are the grates on our streets which collect the stormwater runoff and anything unintentionally placed or purposefully dumped on the street Catch basins connect to the storm drain system which moves the water and everything in the water into the Charles Neponset and

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/WAAC/SW/SW_main.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Residential Property
    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 We Are All Connected Stormwater Pollution Prevention Stormwater Residential Stormwater Residential We Are All Connected Wastewater Tap Water Stormwater What Can We Do Residential Stormwater Pollutants When it rains or snows anything on the ground including chemicals pesticides fertilizers pet waste automotive fluids motor oil and other pollutants can flow over driveways parking lots sidewalks and streets in our neighborhoods then into the storm drain system which flows directly into our brooks ponds rivers and into Boston Harbor These pollutants can be harmful to water quality and the environment All residents whether renters owners or managers can help prevent stormwater pollution by taking action What Can We Do Scoop the Poop Pick up after dogs and throw the waste into a trash can Use Trash Cans Place everyday items including cigarette butts drink containers and lottery tickets into a trash can or appropriate receptacle Helpful Hint Keep a plastic bag in your car to collect trash Pick up items discarded on the ground Clear Catch Basins Remove leaves and trash from the tops of catch basins to help ensure stormwater flow Report catch basins that are clogged and not accepting stormwater to BWSC for cleaning at 617 989 7000 Reduce Chemical Use Use less pesticides and fertilizers on lawns and gardens Switch to phosphate free cleaning products when washing cars and use low phosphate

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  • Water Supply Sustainability
    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 We Are All Connected Water Water Supply Sustainability We Are All Connected Wastewater Tap Water Stormwater What Can We Do Where Does The Water Come From The clean water we drink and use for washing and cooking comes from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority MWRA The MWRA gets water from the Quabbin Reservoir the Wachusett Reservoir and the Ware River Best of the Best The water that comes into our homes is also Best of the Best In 2014 Boston won the American Water Works Association tenth annual national tap water tasting contest Water is one of our most important resources Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC sends clean drinkable water to about 88 000 active accounts This includes residents schools and universities hospitals businesses industries and private and public institutions There are about 636 790 people living in Boston Two times that number come to Boston

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/WAAC/TW/TW_main.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Wastewater Residential
    or broken sewer pipe it is called a sanitary sewer overflow or SSO There are many causes of SSOs We can all help to prevent a sewer back up First let s be careful about what we pour down the drains and second think about what we flush down our toilets What causes SSOs or Sewer backups A blocked or collapsed sewer lateral A sewer lateral is the waste disposal pipe connecting our homes or businesses to the BWSC sewer main in the street Putting Fats Oils and Grease FOG down drains that create blockages in sewer lines or internal plumbing Putting other things down the drain such as baby wipes or rags that block sewer lines or internal plumbing Blockages or breaks in the sewer lines or in the plumbing inside a building Sometimes heavy rainfall can cause an inflow of storm water into sewer lines Potential Effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSOs SSOs can cause environmental and public health problems SSOs that happen in streets can cause untreated sewage to go into the storm drain system and travel to local waterways This can pollute surface waters endanger aquatic life and interfere with the enjoyment we get from our waterways and beaches SSOs that happen inside buildings can damage the property and whatever is in the building SSOs in homes or on the public way should be reported to BWSC Call 617 989 7000 Clean up and repairs could be costly but reduce potential danger to our health After the SSO or sewer backup is repaired follow the Sewer Backup Clean Up Procedures below Reporting SSOs To report a sanitary sewer overflow SSO or sewer backup call BWSC s 24 Hour Emergency Service Line at 617 989 7000 If there is a SSO in your home or business Avoid contact with sanitary flow Report any SSO to BWSC Use caution while cleaning following a backup or contact a cleaning contractor See Cleanup Procedures after a Sewer Backup for more information Clean Up Procedures After the cause of the sanitary sewer overflow SSO or sewer backup is fixed we should remember the most important cleanup steps air out environment and save any valuable property The longer sewage is allowed to stay on or in our property the bigger chance for health problems to our tenants merchandise and ourselves Building owners may decide to use a professional cleaning service Search either online or in the phone book for Water Damage Fire Restoration or Mold Abatement to find cleaning companies It is recommended that building owners check the company s references and determine that the company is insured Cleanup Procedures after a Sewer Backup Steps to reduce the health risks from a building contaminated with an SSO Remove any excess water from the property by using pumps wet vacs or by mopping Pump excess sewage back into the unobstructed sewer lateral or into a vacuum truck for removal Do not pump sewage outside or into the catch basins in the street Use

    Original URL path: http://www.bwsc.org/WAAC/Waste/WW_Residential.asp (2016-05-01)
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  • Wastewater Pollution Prevention
    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 We Are All Connected Waste Wastewater Pollution Prevention We Are All Connected Wastewater Tap Water Stormwater What Can We Do Wastewater Pollution Prevention When we use water for washing cooking cleaning or flushing it goes down the drain and into underground sewer pipes From Boston it goes to a waste water treatment plant on Deer Island where the water is cleaned Then the clean water is released into the harbor miles away from shore But sometimes pipes can get blocked and break inside our homes or in our yards Blockages because of cooled Fats Oil and Grease FOG wipes in pipes and other blockages can cause sanitary sewer overflows SSOs SSOs are backups in either the public sewer or residential plumbing Then there can be discharge a spill or release of untreated sewage into the environment or on our property Untreated sewage is dangerous because it contains bacteria and other hazardous microorganisms Touching or walking through contaminated areas

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  • Resources\Get Involved
    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 We Are All Connected Resources Get Involved Resources Get Involved We Are All Connected Wastewater Tap Water Stormwater What Can We

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