If something were to go wrong with the supply line or the station itself (power outage, pipe break, other failure) we would have no water if our existing three treatment plants were not available. We spend a lot of time planning redundancy and resiliency in our system. Our MWRA Pump Station has 2 pumps and a backup generator to handle more routine interruptions. Still, a serious or catastrophic failure to our station or the MWRA supply line would leave us with no water if this were our only source. We do have inter-connections to our neighbors for use in an emergency but there is no guarantee that they will be able to provide us water. For example, we contacted Weston this past summer to see if they could supply us with water but they were not able to do so due to their own constraints.