In a continued effort to ensure safe drinking water in schools around the Commonwealth, on April 26, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced that $2 million from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT) will fund cooperative efforts to help Massachusetts public schools test for lead and copper in drinking water. The funds were used by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to provide technical assistance to ensure that public school districts could sample the taps and water fountains in their schools, and identify remedial actions for any taps and water fountains that showed lead and copper contamination over the action level.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is soliciting Proposals for water infrastructure assessment and planning grant projects.
This grant program is designed to assist eligible public water suppliers and municipalities with Water Management Act permits by providing funds for planning assistance, demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities.
This grant provides funds to assist public water systems and municipal water departments in protecting and conserving the quality and quantity of public drinking water supply sources in the Commonwealth. It is a reimbursement program.