Before 1795, Boston residents obtained their water from local wells, rain barrels, and a spring on the Boston Common.
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Boston is home to New England’s oldest and largest water and sewer systems, which are owned, maintained and operated by BWSC. Established in 1977, BWSC continues to provide water and sewer services to more than one million residents, workers, students, shoppers, conventioneers, hospital patients and visitors each and every day.
Watch the Boston Public Health Commission conduct blind taste tests of Boston tap water versus bottled water and see if Boston residents can taste the difference.
We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality water and sewer service. We want our customers to understand the value of these systems and how well- maintained systems protect the environment. To accomplish this BWSC effectively utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and offers numerous educational and customer programs. In addition, BWSC is a 24 hours/7 days a week operation. We are committed to responding to our customers.
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BWSC maintains, improves and manages the water and sewer systems throughout the City of Boston. BWSC has a comprehensive, three-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that identifies needed repairs or rehabil- itations, establishes a planning process and implements construction. Our leak detection efforts have set the standard within the industry for keeping unaccounted-for water at a minimum.
BWSC incorporates sound and prudent fiscal practices. These management practices ensure that BWSC provides the highest quality water and sewer services at the lowest possible price.
You can review and pay your bill online, monitor your daily water consumption, view a transaction history and track monthly billed water usage for up to two years. You can also see a listing and description of infrastructure improvements currently underway in your neighborhood and across the City.
You can view a current list of Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Invitations to Bid. The bid requirements and bidders list are also made available. And finally, you can download many of the forms and regulations you may need as a customer, contractor or vendor.
Mayor Walsh’s leadership is essential to our efforts to conserve your water and your money. Under his sustained leadership, BWSC will continue to live up to its motto - Customer service is our #1 priority – and we will do it as efficiently and effectively as possible.