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Pet waste, pet care products and other pollutants left on the streets and grasslands can be washed into the storm drains that flow to waterways. Dog owners citywide can help prevent contamination of beaches and parklands from dog waste by picking up after their dog.


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Currents is the bimonthly customer newsletter issued in billing cycles. It details programs that BWSC offers, as well as information on projects, conservation efforts, etc. and the monthly Neighborhood Site Visit locations and times. Below are recent issues in PDF format.

Issue Articles
  • How to Use and Safely Dispose of Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Spring Into Action
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Nov/Dec 2016
  • Proper Disposal of Fats, Oils, and Grease
  • Six Tips to Keep FOG Out of the Sewer System
  • Cool It - Can It - Trash It
  • Neighborhood site Locations
Sep/Oct 2016
  • Removing Leaves and Debris From Catch Basins Helps Keep Water Flowing
  • Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days
  • Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
July/August 2016
  • How to Use and Safely Dispose of Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Get Your Free Water Conservation Kit
  • Keep Our City Safe: Report Open Fire Hydrants
  • Fixing Car Leaks: Protects Our Waterways
  • Sit Visit Schedule
May/June 2016
  • Scoop The Poop
  • Household hazardous Waste
  • Motor Oil Drop Offand Paint Swap Days
  • Sit Visit Schedule
Mar/Apr 2016
  • Expanded Environmental Website
  • Jump Into Action!
  • Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Jan / Feb 2016
  • How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • BWSC Receives Prestigious Award
  • New Water and Sewer Rates 2016
  • What to Do After a Snowstorm
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Nov/Dec 2015
  • How to Properly Dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease
  • Six Tips to Keep FOG Out of the Sewer System
  • Holiday Grease Lid Giveaway
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Sep/Oct 2015
  • Remove Leaves and Debris from Catch Basins
  • Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days
  • Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Continues
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Jul/Aug 2015
  • Proper Use of Fertilizers and Pesticides
  • Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days
  • Check Car for Leaks
  • Report Open Fire Hydrants
  • Water Conservation Kits
  • Neighborhood Site Locations & Schedule
May/June 2015
  • Improve Water Quality: Scoop The Poop
  • Tips for Disposing of Pet Waste
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Motor Oil & Paint Drop Off Days
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Mar/Apr 2015
  • Boston's Tap Water is "Best of the Best"
  • Protect Yourself! Ask For ID
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Jan/Feb 2015
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • New Rates
  • Help Clear Snow After a Storm Neighborhood Site Locations
Nov/Dec 2014
  • BWSC Launches New Public Education Campaign
  • Stormwater Pollution Facts
  • Protect Your Pipes: Holiday Cooking Tips
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Sep/Oct 2014
  • Automotive Fluids Can Pollute Local Waterways
  • Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days
  • Fall Yard Waste Collection
  • Neighborhood Site Locations
Jul/Aug 2014
  • Keep Wipes Out of Pipes
  • BWSC Wins National Tap Water Taste Test
  • Conservation Kits
  • Report Open Hydrants
  • Neighborhood Site Locations & Schedule
May/Jun 2014
  • Prevent Pollution: Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
  • Don't Dump into Catch Basins
  • Used Motor Oil Drop-Off Days and Paint Swap Shop
  • BWSC Customer Service and Collections Hours of Operation
Mar/Apr 2014
  • Protect Against Residential Cross-Connection and Backflow
  • Do's and Doníts of Backflow Prevention
  • How to Report SSOs
Jan/Feb 2014
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • 2014 Water and Sewer Rates
  • Cleanup After a Storm
Nov/Dec 2013
  • Don't Dump Fats, Oils, or Grease
  • Help Prevent Sewer Backups from FOG
  • Free Reusable Grease Can Lid
  • Like Us on Facebook
Sep/Oct 2013
  • Reduce Chemical Use: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Household Cleaners
  • Proper Disposal of Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Fall Yard Waste Collection Dates
July/Aug 2013
  • Don't Dump! Protect Local Waterways
  • Dumping Is Illegal
  • Help Stop Water Theft: Report Open Fire Hydrants
  • Water Conservation Kits
May/Jun 2013
  • Help Prevent Pollution by Properly Disposing of Used Motor Oil and Paint
  • Motor Oil and Paint Recycling Centers
  • Bad and Curb Yard Waste on Recycling Days
Mar/Apr 2013
  • Don't Dump Fates, Oils or Grease (FOG)
  • Keep FOGs from Creating Clogs
  • How You Can Prevent Sewer Backups
Jan/Feb 2013
  • Keep Your Pipes from Freezing
  • Tips for After a Storm
  • 2013 Water and Sewer Rates
  • Neighborhood Site Locations & Schedule
Nov/Dec 2012
  • Winter Proof Your Home or Business
  • Save Water, Save Money
  • Use Website to Monitor Your Water Usage
  • Neighborhood Site Location Dates
Sep/Oct 2012
  • Help Reduce Environmental Pollution
  • Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Products
  • Tips and Guidelines for Disposal
  • Boston's Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Program
Jul/Aug 2012
  • Fire Hydrants: Summer Safety Reminders
  • Annual Water Quality Report Results Online
  • Use Water Wisely This Summer
May/Jun 2012
  • For Cleaner Harbor, Scoop the Poop
  • Join the Boston Moves Mayor's Challenge
  • Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off Days
Mar/Apr 2012
  • Find and Fix a Leak
  • Track Water Usage - See Results
  • Be A Water Saver
  • Free Water Conservation Kits
Jan/Feb 2012
  • Act First, Avoid Trouble
  • 2012 Neighborhood Site Locations
  • 2012 Water and Sewer Rates