Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay Monitoring
Entry ID: gomc_171

[ Get Data ]
[ Update this Record ]

Summary
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.

Type: Coastal

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
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.

Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.63   S: 41.75   E: -70.02   W: -71.18

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Data Resolution
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.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Massachusetts Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANDREA REX
Phone: (617) 242-6000
Email: andrea.rex at mwra.state.ma.us
Contact Address:
MWRA Building 39
100 First Avenue
City: Boston
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02129
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (617) 242-6000
Email: andrea.rex at mwra.state.ma.us
Contact Address:
MWRA Building 39
100 First Avenue
City: Boston
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02129
Country: USA
Publications/References
See the technical report list at the project website.
Begin by reading the latest "Outfall Monitoring Overview"
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-01
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site