MBTA Boston, MA

MBTA Pump Room Infrastructure and Vulnerability Assessments

BSC Group worked with Mott MacDonald to implement actions identified following a 2019 vulnerability assessment on MBTA’s pump station infrastructure. Following the identification and assessment of existing water pump stations located throughout the MBTA service region, BSC was tasked with the programmatic development of a prioritization initiative, intended to obtain permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for pump station water discharges. This task evaluated flow rates, receiving waters of pump station discharges, and water quality in order to develop a permitting strategy. A future task evaluated conditions such as sea level rise and extreme precipitation to increase the resilience of MBTA infrastructure to the effects of climate change.

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