||Kennedy Engineers, Inc., San Francisco, CA.;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Research and Analysis.;Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC.
The objective of the study was to examine recent operation of EPA's Construction Grants Program, using the Boston Metropolitan Area as a case study, with a view toward developing recommendations for possible legislative or administrative actions at the national level. This Engineering Report reviews the development and planning of sewerage facilities in Eastern Massachusetts, evaluates the present major treatment works, identifies various pollution problems, examines available local plans, and evaluates technical alternatives. Problems examined include raw sewage discharges, combined sewer overflows, sewage bypasses, and excessive inflow/infiltration. The extent of consolidation and the degree to which water conservation is practical are evaluated. This Case Study indicates that appropriate facilities planning can reduce the scope of new wastewater projects.