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Sewage in Mystic river. The efforts of the town of Medford to prevent the Pollution of the Mystic river by discharge of sewage therein. AFTER the introduction of Spot pond water into Medford, the subject of sewerage became uppermost in the minds of our citizens. In March, 1871, the subject was referred to the selectmen, and they were authorized to employ an experienced engineer to plan a thorough system of sewerage throughout the whole town, and to make a survey and outline map showing the principal drains and trunk conduits. In accordance with this vote the selectmen employed Mr. Clemens Herschel, who made a study of the problem, with plans and map as instructed. Mr. Herschel's report was submitted to the town at the November meeting in 1872, and in June, 1873, the selectmen were instructed to report a system for the apportionment of cost upon abuttors and upon the town, action upon which was indefinitely postponed when report was submitted to the town. This latter action w
Sewage in Mystic river. The efforts of the town of Medford to prevent the Pollution of the Mystic river by discharge of sMystic river by discharge of sewage therein. AFTER the introduction of Spot pond water into Medford, the subject of sewerage became uppermost in the mi
as strongly opposed to the discharge of sewage into the Mystic river.
In February, 1874, the board of health reported to th the waters of Alewife brook, one of the tributaries of Mystic river, as a receptacle for a portion of its sewage, and that of the sewage of Charlestown now finds its way into the Mystic river, and that the towns of Malden and Everett may one day u mploy counsel and oppose the turning of any sewage into Mystic river within the limits of the town and to favor a system of
Boston presented a plan to discharge the sewage into Mystic river at or near Boston avenue bridge, and to erect a dam wit s of Medford in regard to the creating of a nuisance in Mystic river.
A bill was reported, authorizing the city of Boston t