PFAS Interview Series

Click here to visit the Advisory Board’s PFAS Interview Series.

Advisory Board members can traditionally look forward to our annual Muniworks workshop to discuss the relevant issues facing MWRA rate payers as well as water and sewer utilities. This year, however, has been anything but traditional. The ongoing pandemic prevented our gathering from happening in-person but could not interrupt the important conversations related to PFAS from taking place. This year, we invite you to attend Muniworks from from a safe, socially-distant location by enjoying a series of interviews on the topic of PFAS with guests offering a variety of perspectives.

Advisory Board Public Hearing on MWRA PFY21 CEB & CIP

Responding to the evolving meeting policies at the federal, state, and local levels, and with an abundance of caution, the Advisory Board is canceling the March 19 meeting in Lexington.

Utilizing the Governor Baker’s emergency order, we will remotely hold our statutorily mandated public hearing on the MWRA’s Proposed FY21 Current Expense Budget and Capital Improvement Program. The public will be able to access the hearing by utilizing the directions below.

Presentation materials on the proposed CEB and CIP, assembled by MWRA staff, available using the following link: https://mwraadvisoryboard.com/presentation

 

Click to access presentation materials on the proposed CEB and CIP, assembled by MWRA staff.

To submit comments for the hearing, you may email the Advisory Board office at mwra.ab@mwraadvisoryboard.com, submit written comments via postal mail to MWRA Advisory Board, 100 First Avenue, Building 39, 4th Floor, Boston, MA, 02129-2043, or use the electronic form below. All comments must be received no later than May 20, 2020 to be considered.

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to keep you informed with MWRA issues. We will begin to provide weekly updates on important issues and we will continue to be available electronically and by phone at 617-788-2050.

Hopefully, the uncertainty, concerns, and fears surrounding COVID-19 will begin to be resolved allowing us to go back our normal course of business. Until then, be safe.

 

Public Hearing Remote Connection Information:

Thu, Mar 19, 2020 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (EDT)

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/131923797

You can also dial in using your phone at:
 +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 131-923-797

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Comment Submission:

To submit comments for the hearing, you may email the Advisory Board office at mwra.ab@mwraadvisoryboard.com, submit written comments via postal mail to MWRA Advisory Board, 100 First Avenue, Building 39, 4th Floor, Boston, MA, 02129-2043, or use the electronic form below. All comments must be received no later than May 21, 2020 to be considered.

Advisory Board Public Hearing on MWRA’s Proposed FY21 Current Expense Budget and Capital Improvement Program

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2018 Water & Sewer Retail Survey

There is no better way to start the New Year than by reviewing the water and sewer rates from this year. The 2018 Advisory Board Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey is here! The 2018 document highlights a 2.8% increase from the prior year for the average annual cost of water and sewer services for a household in the MWRA service area at the industry standard usage of 120 HCF (90,000 gallons); the average cost in 2017 being $1,602.14.

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Green Sheet – FY19 1st Quarter Update

This installment of the Green Sheet provides an overview of the MWRA’s capital and current expense budgets for the first three months of the current fiscal year. Click below to learn more about:

  • CIP spending 20% above budget for first three months of fiscal year
  • How electricity and diesel fuel costs are affecting direct costs
  • Under spending in sewer loan program and over spending in water loan program