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Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay MonitoringEntry ID: gomc_171
Abstract: The Environmental Quality Department (Enquad) is responsible for
monitoring and reporting on the water quality impacts of the MWRA sewer system.
This includes measuring the quality of treated wastewater (effluent) from 43
communities that is discharged through a 9.5-mile outfall tunnel into the deep
waters of the Bay. Enquad ensures that MWRA meets the requirements of its NPDES
discharge permit. Monitoring environmental effects of Boston's
secondary-treated sewage effluent outfall, 15km offshore in Massachusetts Bay.
Waterbody or Watershed Names: Massachusett Bay; Boston Harbor; Cape Cod Bay
Purpose: Monitor seawater, plankton, benthos, and fish for effects of
pathogens, nutrients, organic loading, and toxics.
Sponsor: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Horizontal Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Vertical Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
ISO Topic Category
Quality QA program in place.
Access Constraints Data available on request
Use Constraints Inform appropriate PI of your intentions The contents of these reports may be
reprinted entirely, as long as a reference to source is included.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Distribution Format: PDF
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (617) 242-6000
Email: andrea.rex at mwra.state.ma.us
MWRA Building 39 100 First Avenue
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02129
See the technical report list at the project website.
Begin by reading the latest "Outfall Monitoring Overview"
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-01