The Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI) describes the methodology for defining Safe Yield in each of the 27 watersheds in Massachusetts. This page offers an interactive GIS map that presents a graphic display of biological categories and groundwater withdrawal levels developed through the SWMI process and supporting materials. MassDEP is currently offering grant funding to communities, providing incentives for minimizing existing impacts. Details are available on the Comm-Pass website.
A guide to financial assistance and incentives for communities and system owners. These programs can help provide low cost loans for septic management plans.
Grant program guides and other information about Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grants (prevention, control, and abatement of nonpoint source pollution) and Section 604 Water Quality Management Planning (water quality assessment and management planning), and summaries of projects from past years.
The SRF Program provides low-interest loans to cities, towns, and other local governmental units for drinking water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects.
Information about loans or tax credits available through MassHousing, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and community-based programs.