Responsible from beginning to end
The Transmission pipeline starts in Waltham where water is conveyed from the Stony Brook Reservoir to Fresh Pond. (pdf) The water is purified at the plant, located within the Fresh Pond Reservation and is then pumped to the Payson Park Reservoir located in Belmont via a 40-inch transmission pipeline. The elevation associated with the Reservoir provides the hyrdrostatic head to meet the pressure requirements for the City's water distribution system.
A coordinated effort exists with the Department of Public Works (DPW) in connection with our ongoing rehabilitation of the water distribution system and the DPW's sewer seperation endeavors. Water infrastructure improvements will be performed in conjunction with the sewer separation work as feasible and as funding allows. This cooperative effort not only reduces cost and improves efficiency, but also minimizes disruption to the public by incorporating all foreseeable work into a Ciity construction project. Additionally, this coordination effort extends to other utilities performing work in the public way such as gas, electric, telephone and Cable TV.