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PUMPING IN THE METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS

Issue 25 and Volume 61.

PUMPING IN THE METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS The Metropolitan Water District of Massachusetts was established by an act of legislature in 1895. It includes the city of Boston and seventeen other neighboring cities and towns, and had an estimated population in 1916 of 1,190,220. The water supply is obtained from the old Boston reservoir No. 3, on the Sudbury River, the Sudbury Reservoir (commenced by the City of Boston and completed by the Metropolitan Water Board), and from the Wachusett Reservoir, constructed by the board on the South Branch of the Nashua River at Clinton. Lake Cochituate, from which the first large supply for Boston was obtained and the old Boston reservoirs on the Sudbury River, except reservoir No. 3, are now held in reserve. Half of the water drawn from the Wachusett and Sudbury reservoirs is brought to a point in Weston, through the Weston Aqueduct. It then…

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