- Underground Injection Control
The Underground Injection Control Program protects groundwater sources by regulating the injection of fluids from drains and other underground outlets into these sources.
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- The Massachusetts Water Management Act Program
The Water Management Act (M.G.L. c. 21G) became effective in March 1986, authorizing MassDEP to regulate the quantity of water withdrawn from both surface and groundwater supplies. The program uses the WMA to ensure adequate water supplies for current and future water needs.
- Model Water Use Restriction Bylaw/Ordinance (2009)
The Department of Environmental Protection has developed the "DEP Model Outdoor Water Use Bylaw/Ordinance" to help municipalities and water districts implement seasonal conservation of water supplied by public water systems (PWS). The Model Bylaw also includes options for regulating private wells and in-ground irrigation systems.
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program
The UST Program is a major component of Massachusetts' groundwater resource protection effort. MassDEP implements federal requirements addressing registration and inspection of UST systems used to store petroleum fuels or hazardous substances.
- US EPA: Protecting Drinking Water with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
From the US Environmental Protection Agency, how the Clean Water SRF can assist in supporting projects that protect source water and enhance water quality.