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Scientists Help End Sewage Discharges To Boston Harbor

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Flora and fauna of Boston Harbor will breathe easier soon because dissolved oxygen levels will climb as Greater Boston’s wastewater utility, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), ends daily discharges of hundreds of million of gallons of treated wastewater to the harbor’s shallow waters.

Flora and fauna of Boston Harbor will breathe easier soon because dissolved oxygen levels will climb as Greater Boston’s wastewater utility, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), ends daily discharges of hundreds of million of gallons of treated wastewater to the harbor’s shallow waters. In recent years MWRA has completed new sewage treatment plant construction to achieve secondary treatment. Now a new outfall, discharging treated effluent to deep waters outside the harbor, caps the project’s environmental gains. The new outfall diffuser is 6,600-feet long and is made up of hundreds of small individual discharge ports to assure effective dispersal and dilution of the wastewater stream.


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