• 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.

  • What You Need to Know about Microbial Contamination  doc format of What You Need to Know about Microbial Contamination

    Bacteria, viruses, and protozoa can cause a number of waterborne diseases when ingested through your drinking water. Find out what protective measures you can take to control contamination.

  • 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Management Act (M.G.L. c. 21G) became effective in March 1986, authorizing MassDEP to regulate the quantity of water withdrawn from both surface and groundwater supplies.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 Conservation Restriction for Public Water Supply Wells  docx format of Model Conservation Restriction for Water Supply Wells
    The MassDEP Drinking Water Program has designed this model for public water suppliers to use in developing conservation restrictions to protect land near groundwater wells that are used for public drinking water supplies.  Updated September 2017.
  • Model Water Use Restriction Bylaw/Ordinance Update

    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
    MassDEP Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations (310 CMR 80.00) address the registration, installation,
    operation, maintenance, closure and inspection of petroleum fuel and hazardous substance UST systems.
  • 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.