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

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 […]

EPA seeks public input on draft toxicity assessments for PFAS chemicals

EPA’s draft assessments follow through on EPA’s commitment to provide tools for states, tribes, and local communities to help protect public health from EPA.gov 11/14/2018 Contact Information: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on draft toxicity assessments for GenX chemicals and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), […]


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 […]