The following areas are No Discharge Areas (NDAs) in Massachusetts:

No Discharge Areas in Massachusetts as of July 2012.

No Discharge Areas in Massachusetts
as of July 2012. Click on image to view
larger map.

  • South Cape Cod and Islands - the coastal waters south of Cape Cod and surrounding Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, including Aquinnah, Chilmark, West Tisbury, Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, and Nantucket
  • Mount Hope Bay - the coastal waters of Mount Hope Bay, including the Taunton River up to the Center/Elm St. Bridge on the border of Dighton and Berkley, as well as the Lee and Cole Rivers up to their respective Route 6 bridges
  • Outer Cape Cod - the coastal waters off Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, including Nauset Harbor
  • Upper North Shore - the coastal waters of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, including the Merrimack River in Amesbury, West Newbury, Merrimac, Groveland, North Andover, Haverhill, Methuen, and Lawrence
  • Pleasant Bay (Brewster, Orleans, Harwich, and Chatham) and Chatham Harbor
  • The coastal waters of Revere, Saugus, Lynn, Nahant, and Swampscott, including the Pines and Saugus Rivers
  • All of Cape Cod Bay
  • Boston Harbor - the coastal waters of Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett, Boston, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Braintree, Hingham, and Hull, including the Charles River in Watertown, Newton, and Cambridge
  • Salem Sound - the coastal waters of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead
  • The coastal waters of Cohasett, Scituate, and Marshfield
  • The coastal waters of Plymouth, Kingston, and Duxbury
  • All of Buzzards Bay
  • Waquoit Bay in Falmouth
  • The coastal waters of Harwich
  • Three Bays/Centerville Harbor in Barnstable
  • Stage Harbor in Chatham
  • The coastal waters of Nantucket from Muskeget Island to Great Point, including Nantucket Harbor

See the Massachusetts NDA map pdf format of    Massachusetts NDAs - July 2012  for complete NDA coverage in Massachusetts. For NDAs throughout New England, see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency NDA locations in New England website.