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F Street & West Eighth Street

Water and Sewer System Improvement Project

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South Boston


The Boston Water and Sewer Commission's project involves replacement of water mains and the replacement and rehabilitation of sewerage and drainage pipes on various streets in the South Boston. The planned project intends to improve the water distribution system and upgrade aging sewerage and drainage systems in the South Boston.

Project Updates

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Contract Information

CONTRACTOR: Umbro & Sons Construction Corp. Boston, MA

Scope of Work

This work includes the raplacement of approximately 3,600 feet of water main replacement and 295 feet of sewer main replacement.

F Street: W. Eighth to W. Broadway
  • Water: W. Eighth to W. Broadway
  • Sewer: W. Eighth to W. Seventh
West Eighth Street
  • Water: Dorchester St. to F St.

Work Completed to Date

F Street:
  • Completed installation of water bypass from W. Eighth to W. Fourth
  • Completed 181.5 feet of sewer replacement
  • Completed 186 feet of 8" water main replacement
  • Completed 173 feet of 16" water main replacement
West Eighth Street:
  • Completed installation of water bypass

Ongoing Work and Upcoming Work

F Street:
  • Anticipate sewer main completion May 5th, 2017
  • Anticipate water main W. Eighth towards W. fifth
West Eighth Street:
  • Water main anticipate start date of May 8th, 2017

The Contractor will have a moving work zone and will restore parking as the work progresses.

We appreciate the on-going cooperation of the abutters as we complete these improvements.

Projected Completion of Work: November, 2017

Updates will be provided as the work continues.

Project Coordination and Contruction Activity

The Commission is committed to working closely with the Mayor's Office: elected officials; Boston Public Works Department (BPWD), Boston Transportation Department (BTD), and other City departments; other public and private utility companies; state and federal regulatory agencies; and, most importantly, with abutters to ensure the project is successfully completed. Effective coordination will also help mitigate many short-term construction related impacts that may be associated with the project.

Community Relations Program

The Commission is committed to a proactive community relations program during construction of this project. The program is designed to keep residents, businesses and elected officials informed about the project by holding public meetings, placing notices in local newspapers and posting updates on the project webpage, which will be available on the Commission's website at: BWSC

Before construction begins on a section of the street, a notice will be sent in the mail. The contractor is required to provide 48-hour notice to abutters for any anticipated water interruptions. Advisories and periodic updates and notices will be distributed to the project email list and on the Commission's website. Project staff will meet periodically with residents, businesses, civic groups, and elected officials to provide updates, as requested or appropriate.

Commission staff will work closely with affected abutters regarding issues such as pedestrian and vehicular traffic management, access to residences and business establishments, and maintaining access for deliveries and trash removal. The Commission will coordinate access and water interruptions with individual businesses and property owners/managers affected by any water main replacements.

During construction hours, a full-time Inspector will be onsite. To ensure a timely response, any concerns or questions should be addressed to field personnel. Contact the BWSC Inspector onsite or at the phone numbers listed in the Project Contacts box to the right.


For further information on the project or to be added to the mailing list, please contact:

Boston Water and Sewer Commission - 617-989-7000

Irene McSweeney, Director of Construction, 617-989-7447

Paul Lewis, Project Engineer, 617-989-7460

Mike Sferrazza, Inspector (onsite), 617-383-3868

Dolores Randolph - Deputy Director of Communications, 617-989-7360

If you have questions or concerns about construction, please contact:

Project Field Office:

Paul Cabral - Superintendent, 857-492-7282


Umbro & Sons Construction Corp.

In an emergency, contact BWSC's 24-hour, 7-day a week number at 617-989-7000.