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 Changes in the Works

Due to the 2016 drought, the MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs intends to update the State’s Drought Management Plan (May, 2013 See Drought Plan FINAL 05-16-2013 pdf ). Please review the current plan to see if there are specific changes you would like to request.  Some revision requests that water suppliers may want to make […]

Legislative Update 12/29/2016

Massachusetts Senate Bill SB2124 – Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure – An Act relative to performance of work on hydrants and certain components of fire protection sprinkler systems.  On 12/27/16 – this bill was laid before the Governor .  He has 10 days to sign or veto.    If he doesn’t it will […]

OSHA Firms Up Stance on Slips, Trips, Falls

from PaintSquare.com: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published its long-awaited final rule regarding slip, trip and fall hazards for general industry. The rule—which updates OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces standard and adds requirements for personal fall protection systems—is aimed at increasing consistency between general and construction industries, helping to clarify issues […]