Weston water treatment plant
The plant was built in 2051 as part of a decade-long plan to modernize Boston's aging sanitation systems. In the decades following the Great War, the rising sea levels overwhelmed the plant's retaining wall and slowly flooded the facility. As the pumps lost power, shorted out, and began to fail, the water output fell and grew more ever more contaminated.
Part of this was caused by the behavior of the corporation operating the treatment plant. Citing record losses in the Massachusetts Regional division, caused by "high operating costs and a difficult regulatory environment" (apparently, Bostonians like their water clean), the corporation gave free reign to Saul Arenson, Weston Operations Manager, to improve the company's bottom line. Confident that risks to public health were "minimal', the corporation turned a blind eye to Arenson's experiments and abuse of labor laws, such as forcing employees to work double shifts after a public relations visit to the plant or covering up a cholera outbreak caused by the "innovations" at the plant. As the visit came on the eve of the Great War, nobody survived who could hold the corporate manager accountable. The one positive legacy of his reign was the Mark-VI Emergency Flood Control Pump, a system no expense was spared on which can function properly even two centuries after the Great War.
The collection tanks outside of the plant have become a super mutant base. The reception area inside has little of note, except for the elevator toward the back that leads to the lower, flooded levels, an a stairwell leading up to the roof. The front office terminal will also mark the location of Warwick Homestead on your map upon reading the [Office Supply Order] note, it having been the site of the Nut Island wastewater treatment plant pre war referred to.
The lower levels open to a main room that contains a closet with a chemistry station in the northeast corner. Further in down the stairs is the observation deck of the now flooded treatment area. The flood control station lowers the water slightly, allowing one to navigate the catwalks of the treatment area and activate more pumps. There are a total of four pumps needed to fully evacuate the water from the treatment area. Be aware that mirelurk now inhabit the area, along with several automated turrets.
- The "Welcome Home" edition of Picket Fences is found by descending down the elevator and taking a right. The magazine is inside the metal office on the desk.
The Weston water treatment plant appears only in Fallout 4.
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.312: "[3.16] WESTON WATER TREATMENT PLANT
This plant was built in 2051 as part of a decade-long plan to modernize the city’s aging sanitation systems. In the decades after the bombs fell, the rising sea levels eventually overwhelmed the plant’s retaining wall and began to flood the facility. As the pumps lost power, shorted out, and began to fail, the water output fell and grew more contaminated."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
- Weston water treatment plant terminals; Manager's Terminal, Memo: Operations Budget
- Weston water treatment plant terminals; Front Desk Terminal, Memo: Weston Media Event
- Weston water treatment plant terminals; Flood Control Station, Operating Instructions