Hultman Aqueduct

Weston, MA


Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.



For many years, the Hultman Aqueduct delivered nearly all the drinking water to the Boston area. The aqueduct had never been shut down for inspection or maintenance during that time due to its nonredundant nature. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) wanted to determine the condition of the aqueduct for future service and to undertake internal repairs of distressed joints. Following the completion of the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel, MWRA was able to dewater a section of the Hultman Aqueduct for the first time since its construction in the late 1930s.