My very skilled daughter, Betsy, Director of Environmental Quality, Water and Wastewater at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, has worked for the MWRA for many years. Recently she sent us photos of the beauty on the water. She spends a lot of time out on the water.
Betsy is not given to surfing, but she sent us a photo of the beautiful evening.
Betsy does work late when necessary and she goes over the water to start her travel to home.
I’m giving a little more information about what goes on day and night. “There is more to getting good water than running it through a machine. “Boston’s secret ingredient? Watershed protection. The Quabbin and Wachusetts reservoirs to Boston’s west are the sources of Boston’s largely pristine water. Standard practice in most cities is to eliiminate water contaminants with a cocktail of chemicals in a filtration plant. Conserving the forests around Massachusetts’ reservoirs means that Boston’s water requires only minimal treatment with ozone and ultra-violet, per Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) standards. The EPA requires filtration by all utilities that supply drinking water from “surface” sources, unless they can demonstrate that watershed protection suffices to meet drinking water standards.”