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

MA Drought Management Plan – Revised Draft Available for Review

Please review the latest draft of the MA Drought Management Plan-Draft 01-19, prepared by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Water Resources Commission. Changes from the current Drought Management Plan include drought indices, communication strategies, and drought preparedness and response actions. If your water system uses the drought declarations for water restrictions in […]

MassDEP Hears Testimony on Regulation of PFAS

In response to a 2018.10.28 CLF MA_PFAS_Petitionby the Conservation Law Foundation and the Toxics Action Center, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection held a January 16, 2019 public hearing to receive testimony from stakeholders and interested parties on moving forward with regulations for per and polyfluoroalkly substances (PFAS). Currently Massachusetts has an Office of Research […]

MWWA Legislative Priorities Set for 2019 MA Congressional Session

The Massachusetts Water Works Association has set forth its legislative priorities for the 2019 sessions of the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, with the filing of the following bills: An Act to require the disclosure of lead in water pipes—House Docket 3403/Senate Docket 36—Sponsors: Representative Carolyn Dykema; Senator Jason Lewis—This bill amends the Lead […]

New US Congressional PFAS Task Force Formed

On January 23, 2019, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers announced the formation of the Congressional PFAS Task Force to address issues concerning perfluoro and polyfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS). The Task Force is being organized by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mi) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa). The initial membership of the Task Force includes at least 20 […]

New York State Drinking Water Quality Council Recommends PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-Dioxane

from: https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2018/2018-12-18_drinking_water_quality_council_recommendations.htm Drinking Water Quality Council Recommends Nation’s Most Protective Maximum Contaminant Levels for Three Unregulated Contaminants in Drinking Water. New York State Health Commissioner to Consider Council Recommendations and to Commence a Rule Making Process That Includes 60-Day Public Comment Period. ALBANY, N.Y. – (December 18, 2018) – The New York State Departments of […]