Monday, June 12, 2023 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A History of the MWRA’s Tunnel Systems: Lessons Learned from a Century of Tunneling in Greater Boston
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and its predecessor organizations have been constructing water supply and wastewater tunnels in Massachusetts for well over a century. As part of the on-going design of its next deep-rock tunneling project, the Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program (MWTP), the MWRA has performed a detailed review of its archived historical records and published technical papers, focusing on gleaning valuable lessons learned during its long history of tunnel construction. This presentation provides a historical view of the MWRA’s tunnel systems, highlights several notable lessons learned.
Fred Laskey, Executive Director, MWRA
Kathy Murtagh, Director of Tunnel Redundancy, MWRA