Finding Newton's Old Waterworks at Cutler Pond

Historic Newton Walks ::
Finding Newton's Old Waterworks at Cutler Pond
Sunday June 26, 2011 at 2 pm
Jackson Homestead Museum, 527 Washington St, Newton MA

Few people walking through the woods at Cutler Pond realize that this state park is the site of a waterworks that was constructed by Newton in the 1870s for its supply of clean water.

Guided by old diagrams and photos, join Lucy Caldwell-Stair to locate the old pumps and wells along the 1.5 mile trail and visualize how this elaborate engineering system worked.

Extra option: a 1-mile walk along the site of the old filter basins and the pumping station at Needham Street. Meet at the Cutler Pond DCR parking lot on Kendrick Street just across the Charles River in Needham. Free.