In 1911, the Water Department merged with the Engineering and Street Departments to create the Public Works Department.
In 1977, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission was established to handle said functions distinct from the Public Works Department.
Pure water (1838)
Soft water (1839)
Thoughts about water (1844)
Proceedings before a joint special committee of the Massachusetts legislature, upon the petition of the city of Boston, for leave to introduce a supply of pure water into that city, from Long Pond, February and March, 1845 (1845)
Argument on behalf of Joseph Tilden and others, remonstrants, on the hearing of the petition of the mayor of the city of Boston : on behalf of the City Council, for a grant of the requisite powers to construct an aqueduct from Long Pond to the city, before a Joint Special Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, March VI, MDCCCXLV (1845)
Further remarks on supplying the city of Boston with pure water : in answer mainly to Inquiry into the best mode of supplying the city of Boston with water for domestic purposes, etc. (1845) Second edition
Main Drainage Works of the City of Boston (1885 edition)
Main Drainage Works of the City of Boston (1888 edition)