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Alewife Brook sewage campaign: Key meeting held

Caption: Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A combined sewer overflow.

UPDATED June 29: Precinct 13 Town Meeting member Kristin Anderson, who is monitoring the combined sewer overflows into the Alewife Brook, provided this update.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Cambridge, Somerville and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) held their first public meeting via Zoom to discuss Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).

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The legal limit for sewage discharge in the Alewife Brook is 7.29 million gallons. In 2021, 51 million gallons of untreated sewage pollution was dumped in the Alewife Brook. The sewage pollution has been getting worse, not better.

Why is the MWRA hiding sewage pollution?

Save the Alewife needs you to participate in this meeting. Let the MWRA, Cambridge, and Somerville know it is NOT OK to use the Alewife Brook as an open sewer.

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