Drinking Water

Wastwater treatment plantMassachusetts cities, towns and water authorities are grappling with the need to repair and upgrade old, failing infrastructure. Some pipes are more than 100 years old. Water main breaks are often in the news – cutting off supplies, flooding streets and buildings, and adding a risk of contaminants entering the water supply. We must increase our investment in drinking water infrastructure to preserve our ability to deliver clean drinking water across the Commonwealth without interruption. But it’s a costly proposition. The Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Finance Commission says the Commonwealth conservatively faces a $10.2 billion gap in resources for drinking water infrastructure over the next 20 years.

Resources

Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations

Massachusetts Water Resources Regulations and Standards

Massachusetts Drinking Water State Revolving Fund