The following was sent in by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay:
On Wednesday, November 14, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) will host a workshop to address Groundwater Depression issues in the Back Bay and the risk of damage to house foundations. Learn more about how to preserve our neighborhood and our historic homes. This public event will be held at the French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St. at 6:30 p.m.
Brian Swett, the City’s Chief of Environment and Energy will talk about the City’s continuing commitment to resolve groundwater issues in the Back Bay. John Sullivan, Chief Engineer of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will address efforts to overcome continuing low groundwater levels centered on Dartmouth Street.
The Boston Groundwater Trust will be represented by Elliott Laffer, Executive Director and Christian Simonelli, Technical and Recharge Coordinator. They will explain how to use water level data and other information posted regularly on the BGwT website, provide an update on current conditions in the Back Bay and also talk about ways by which residents can recharge rain water to help raise groundwater levels.
Become better informed by attending this important event! The speakers will be happy to take your questions.