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The Stony Brook Watershed Historical Sewer System Changes Wellington Hall Advisor: Ferdi Hellweger Northeastern University Boston, MA August 10, 2005.

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1 The Stony Brook Watershed Historical Sewer System Changes Wellington Hall Advisor: Ferdi Hellweger Northeastern University Boston, MA August 10, 2005

2 Goal of the Research To compile historical sewer data in a consistent format on a CD and present it in the form of a poster. Pipe sizes, materials, depth, dates of installation, and location.

3 Methods of Research Boston Water Sewer Commission (BWSC) Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) Internet Snell Library

4 Where is Stony Brook Watershed? The Stony Brook watershed has a drainage area of 8,393 acres. Located in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, and a small section of Brookline.

5 The Stony “Brook” The stream originates in the Stony Brook Reservation. It flows through an open channel for its first mile. Then traverses north towards the Charles River for 7.5 miles through a brick conduit.

6 Outline of the Stony Brook Watershed

7 Why was the Stony Brook Culverted? Flooding Industrial waste Human waste To create space for urban development To protect people from sewage related diseases

8 The Stony Brook and other tributaries as they were in Stony Brook

9 Northeastern University The Stony Brook as of 2004

10 Confluence of the Stony Brook and Muddy River, during the Revolutionary War Courtesy of the USGS

11 Confluence of the Stony Brook and Muddy River, end of the 19 th century Forsyth Street Huntington Ave. Old Stony Brook Conduit Stony Brook Conduit Gatehouse 1&2 BWSC

12 Confluence of the Stony Brook and Muddy River, present day Huntington Ave. Forsyth Street Old Stony Brook Conduit Stony Brook Conduit Gatehouse 1&2 BWSC

13 Gate House 2, (1882)

14 Gate Houses 1 & 2, (2005)

15 What’s next for the Stony Brook The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is currently under taking the project of separating all of the combined sewers in the Stony Brook watershed. When the project is completed, sewage will be sent to Deer Island; stormwater will continue to flow through the Stony Brook Conduit.

16 Special Thanks! Amy Schofield - BWSC Tom Nuygen - BWSC Richard Letch - BWSC Tom Daly - BWSC David Denny - BWSC Rebecca Kenney - MWRA Gerard Moore – BWSC Jacques Lallemand - BWSC Anu Meacham Ferdi Hellweger Kristin Hicks

17 Questions?


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