Combined Sewer Overflow Reply

Ongoing environmental remediation program required by Federal Court due to pollution of Boston Harbor by sewage being dumped untreated into rivers during storms.

Time Frame

  • 1-5 years

Status

  • Infrastructure improvements along Somerville Avenue complete.
  • Issues raised with wheelchair accessibility of crosswalks.

Monitor

  • Improvements as part of Assembly Square development
  • Improvements needed near Union Square and along Alewife Brook.

Risks

  • Hot spots may be missed.
  • Solutions may be inadequate for new development proposals.

Mitigation

  • Monitor stormwater at outflows.
  • Evaluate proposed mitigation efforts in the light of development proposals.

Background

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History

  • TKBOZO
  • TKBOZO

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