Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.


Tom Sexton (Chair)

Committee Updates

4th National Climate Change Assessment Published

Prepared by the US Global Change Research Program, The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. On Water: “Rising air and water temperatures and changes in precipitation are intensifying droughts, increasing heavy downpours, reducing snowpack, and causing declines […]

Conservation Law Foundation files petition for MA to regulate PFAS

from Mass Water Works Assoc: CLF files petition for MA to regulate PFAS: The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) sent a petition to MassDEP last week asking them to establish a Treatment Technique standard for PFAS chemicals (see petition). CLF contends that “MassDEP must immediately adopt a drinking water standard that protects residents of Massachusetts from […]

Water Security Grand Challenge

from WEF.org On October 25, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early-stage […]

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Strengthen Natural Gas Safety Procedures

From Mass.gov 11/20/2018 Proposal Would Require Approval of Professional Engineer for Gas Infrastructure Work BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today filed legislation that would require all natural gas work that could pose a material risk to public safety be reviewed and approved by a certified professional engineer. An Act to Ensure Safety and Soundness of […]