Annual Compliance Report

Awards for Public Water Systems

Capacity Development

Capacity Development: Asset Management

  • 2010 PWS Capital Improvement Plan pdf format of 			2010 PWS Capital Improvement Plan
	doc format of 2010 PWS Capital Improvement Plan file size 1MB

    The capital improvement planning (CIP) document can be utilized to identify and document capital projects for a public water system. It is designed to provoke a thought process for capital needs for the water works system that may not be apparent from existing engineering or evaluative documents. August 2010

  • US EPA: Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide

    This US EPA guide will help you understand what asset management means, the benefits of asset management, best practices in asset management and how to implement an asset management plan.

  • Asset Management: Building Your Water System's Capacity doc format of 			Asset Management: Building Your Water System's Capacity

    A description of asset management, with tools, benefits, and advice for public water systems. April 2011.

  • Asset Management Worksheet pdf format of 			Asset Management Worksheet
	xls format of Asset Management Worksheet (MS Excel)

    This worksheet is a simplified asset management tool for small systems. It will provide assistance for PWS under 500 individuals. December 2011.

  • US EPA: Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPPS)

    From the US EPA, CUPSS is a free, easy-to-use, asset management tool for small drinking water and wastewater utilities. It provides a simple, comprehensive approach to implementing an asset management program and developing effective asset management plans.

  • US EPA: Asset Management and Preventive Maintenance

    Resources from US EPA, including Simple Asset Inventory for Very Small Systems (publication #816-K-03-002), a tool for systems serving fewer than 500 individuals, and Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems (publication #816-R-03-016) for systems serving between 500 and 3,000 individuals.

  • US EPA: Infrastructure Needs Survey & Assessment

    Every four years, EPA conducts a survey of the anticipated costs of water utilities' investments in drinking water infrastructure and reports the results to Congress. The most recent report was published in March 2009.

  • "Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure"

    This web presentation, created by Pennsylvania State University, combines a ninety-minute documentary with a community toolkit for facilitating local involvement. "Liquid Assets" explores the history, engineering, and political and economic challenges of our water infrastructure, and engages communities in local discussion about public water and wastewater issues.

Certificate of Registration

Certified Operators

Consecutive Water Systems

Consumer Confidence Reports

Cross Connections

Emergency Response: Bulk Water

Emergency Response: Guidance Materials

Emergency Response: Mutual Aid

Emergency Response: Planning & Reporting Requirements

Financial Assistance

Ground Water Rule

New System Development

New Technologies

Operator Safety

Permits & Forms

  • Drinking Water Forms

    Permit applications and reporting forms for operator certification, consumer confidence reports, emergency response, the Ground Water Rule, and other MassDEP Drinking Water programs.

  • eDEP Online Filing

    PLEASE NOTE: Jan 2014: Adobe Reader ver. in both Internet Explorer AND Firefox does NOT work in eDEP.

    eDEP is a secure site for submitting environmental permits, transmittals, certifications, and reports electronically to MassDEP. With eDEP, you can fill out your forms online, save your work, return to it later, submit your forms online, submit over-the-counter payments for some forms, "sign" your submittals, and print out receipts of your transactions.

  • Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment

    A transmittal form and unique transmittal number are required for each permit application. Get your transmittal form and number here.

Public Health Orders (Boil Orders, Do Not Drink, Do Not Use)

Public Notification

Recent Mailings

Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment

Sanitary Surveys

Small Systems

Surface Water Treatment Rule & Ground Water Under the Influence

Technical Assistance

Technical Tools

  • Nitrogen Loading Computer Model

    Tool to assess how land use development decisions impact water quality at the well in a MassDEP-approved Zone II (hydrogeologically defined recharge area to the well). This model is also useful for complying with Groundwater Source Approval Regulations, 310 CMR 22.21, and the State Environmental Code, Title 5, 310 CMR 15.216, in determining flexibility of septic system density requirements within water supply areas.

  • USGS Hydrogeologic Information Matrix pdf format of 			USGS Hydrogeologic Information Matrix
	doc format of USGS Hydrogeologic Information Matrix file size 1MB

    Hydrogeologic Information Matrix has current information on the geology and hydrology of Massachusetts. Contains bedrock and surficial geology information, unconsolidated materials drainage, hydrologic data, groundwater availability and quality, and related reports. Updated February 2013.

  • US EPA Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule eProfiler Brochure pdf format of 			LT1 Enhanced SWTR eProfiler Brochure

    Describes EPA's web-based calculator for log inactivations.

  • LT1 eProfiler

    A web-based tool developed by EPA to help systems develop a disinfection profile and benchmark as required by Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.  This program will automatically calculate the log inactivation achieved by a facility and the disinfection benchmark for both Giardia lamblia viruses.

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) Product Directories

    Searchable database of UL-certified products. Use this database to verify a UL listing or classification, product use, or safety standard.


Total Coliform Rule

Vending Machines

Water Conservation & Management

  • Municipal Water Use Restrictions

    Seasonal listing of municipal outdoor-water-use restrictions. Non-essential outdoor water use restrictions must be implemented when certain conditions are met between May 1st and September 30th.

  • Water Conservation

    Water conservation tips and seasonal municipal water restrictions.

  • Water Management Act Program

    Regulating the quantity of water withdrawn from Massachusetts water supplies to ensure adequate supplies for current and future needs.