Special Collections

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
2 Griffin Way
Chelsea MA , 02150
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Karen Graham, Library Supervisor (617)305-5586 Phil Burgess, Library, Records Manager (617)305-5584
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Collections: 5
Formats: archives newspapers photographs pamphlets microforms video tapes glass negatives
Collections Description: MWRA's mission is to provide reliable, cost-effective, high-quality water and sewer services that protect public health, promote environmental stewardship, maintain customer confidence, and support a prosperous economy. The Library of the MWRA supports the work of its staff. The MWRA Library is also available to the public for research requests.
Collection Description:
  Historical Collection (1851-1987)
Historical Law Collection (1865-2017)
Periodicals (Engineering, Environmental and Water Science)
MWRA Reports (Design Reports, Environmental Impact Reports, etc.)
Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection, 1876-1930 (bulk, 1895-1921) (Collection Catalog)
Massachusetts Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission, Quabbin Reservoir, Photographs of Cemeteries, 1928-1945 (Collection Catalog)
Access: Visitors are welcome to the library by appointment. The library is on the ground floor of 2 Griffin Way, Chelsea, MA. If digital or print documentation is needed, please make a public records request: MWRAPublicRecordsRequest@mwra.com
Copying: Self-service copying
Loans: Loan decisions made on individual basis