Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Pumping is the first stage of the water treatment process. The Deer Island Sewerage Treatment Facility has 3 main pumping areas that pump the water that comes into the facility from 4 main tunnels. One of the pump stations on site is named after Lydia Goodhue, an environmental activist and longtime member of the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. She received the Ames Award for her work as a trustee of Boston Harbor Associates, and received an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for her service to the Advisory Committee to the US Army Corps. A plaque has been placed on one of the pump stations in her honor.