MWRA Pipeline Project

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What is the MWRA Pipeline Project?

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is planning a project to improve service in its system that provides drinking water to Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Stoughton, Westwood, as well as portions of Brookline, Milton, and Boston.

Five communities in the southern portion of the service area, including Dedham, are served by a single water transmission main that was installed in the 1950s. This project will provide a second water transmission main, 36" in diameter, to ensure service would not be interrupted if the older main were to fail.

The construction project (see map) will be completed in three phases: MWRA Map Snip

  • The first, which is ongoing, will install a water main through Stony Brook Reservation in Boston from the West Roxbury Parkway, across Washington Street, along Enneking Parkway and end at the town line on the Dedham Parkway. This work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018.
  • The second phase will continue on Dedham Boulevard through East Dedham Square, across Milton Street onto Walnut, Mt. Vernon, and Jefferson Streets, ending just before East Street. The contract for this phase will be awarded in the coming months.
  • The third phase will continues on Jefferson Street, crossing East Street onto Rustcraft Road, then crossing under the commuter rail at Dedham Corporate Station, under route 128 and into Westwood. The contract for this phase will be awarded by fall 2017.

According to the MWRA, all roads affected by the pipe installation will be completely paved from curb to curb at the end of each contract. Any sidewalks affected will also be reconstructed. 

The MWRA held a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Endicott Estate. Click here to watch the video of this meeting.


Visit the MWRA Website for More Information

Information on the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Southern Extra High Redundancy, Section 111, project is scheduled to affect Dedham streets and sidewalks from 2017 through 2019 can be found on the MWRA website.


Sign up for Project Updates

 To sign up for project updates by email, visit the MWRA website and, in the right column, click the button under "Sign Up For Notifications." Then you will want to select the project titled, "Dedham: Southern Extra High, Sect. 111".

You must set up an account to receive updates by email or text. In addition to project updates, you may sign up to receive alerts about emergencies, service updates, job postings, reports, and meeting notices.


 Project related documents
Project Renderings
Chapter 91 Application Notice
Project Map