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)

781-278-4826

Committee Updates

Please Support MWWA’s Legislative Priorities

FROM MWWA: The 2021-22 Legislative Session is underway and MWWA was fortunate to have a number of legislators sponsor bills on our behalf. We have refiled bills that did not pass last session and have filed two new bills to address priorities of our industry. We are requesting that you contact your State Representative and […]

Recent PFAS Actions in the Nation

For a roundup of recent PFAS actions in the Nation, including: EPA nominee promises “aggressive approach” on PFAS regulation EPA removes toxicity assessment on PFBS citing political interference EPA reissues final regulatory determinations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water on the Contaminant Candidate […]

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Move Forward This Month

With the final rule officially taking effect his month, public water suppliers have 3 years to come into compliance with the new requirements of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule. As many suppliers are aware, this has already begun with the selection of new sampling sites, required by MassDEP when a Public Water System makes […]

Florida Water System CyberAttack Raises Security Questions

In response to a February cyberattack on a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida, EPA and DEP have offered resources and recommended a state of increased cybersecurity awareness. The cyber attack was prevented from causing serious harm by the quick actions of a water operator (see story: WTP Hack) and this Federal multiagency report: FBI_CISA_EPA_Joint_CSA-AA21-042A_Compromise_of_US_Water_Treatment_Facility. […]

US House Passes $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

from NRWA.org “On Saturday AM (Feb. 27), the House narrowly passed the White House-backed coronavirus relief bill (219-212 vote). Local governments of every size would receive dedicated allotments. Funds would be available until expended, awarded directly from Treasury within 60 days of enactment, and subject to eligible uses including to replace revenue lost, delayed, or […]