Join the Mass River Alliance and our member groups on Tuesday, September 12th to urge the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to require ALL water suppliers in Massachusetts to use reasonable water conservation practices.
Under current rules, “registered” water suppliers (generally water suppliers withdrawing greater than 100,000 gallons per day before the state passed the Water Management Act in 1986) are not held to the same conservation standards as permitted water suppliers (those regulated under the Water Management Act). In addition to being bad for the environment, this policy is fundamentally unfair, as it divides water users into two classes—those who must comply with sensible conservation permit conditions and those who are exempt. Tuesday’s meeting is being held in response to a petition filed by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance asking MassDEP to promulgate regulations which will even the playing field across the state by asking all water suppliers and residents to share the responsibility for protecting our common water resources.
Please help us show MassDEP that there is a strong constituency for careful water stewardship. The meeting will take place at 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms B, C and D, Boston, MA 02114, at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.