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.

Members

Tom Sexton (Chair)
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Committee Updates

POLL MEASURES VOTER ATTITUDES ON INFRASTRUCTURE

By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 26, 2018…..Seventy percent of Massachusetts voters think the state is not spending enough money on public infrastructure projects and roughly a third of voters rate the state’s local roads, highways, bridges and MBTA as “poor,” a recent poll found. The results of a […]

US Department of Energy New Conservation Standards for Clean Water Pumps Looming

The final rule for Energy Conservation Standard and Test Procedure for Pumps became effective March 28, 2016. Compliance is required by January 27, 2020. See 10 CRF 431.464 and 10 CFR 431.465. Go to the http://federalregister.gov and search “Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps” and “Test Procedure for Pumps”. View your pump type at http://pumps.org/doe_pumps.aspx

Troubling report finds PFAS are turning up in dozens of public water systems across the US

https://www.businessinsider.com/report-finds-toxins-turning-up-in-public-water-systems-across-the-us-2018-8 (associated press) “EPA says it will prepare a national management plan for the compounds by the end of the year. But Peter Grevatt, director of the agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, told The Associated Press that there’s no deadline for a decision on possible regulatory actions” “The Trump administration called the […]