Combined Sewer Overflows Policies & Guidance

Drinking Water Guidance

Drinking Water Policies

Coastal Resources & Estuaries Policies & Guidance

Groundwater Discharge Permitting Policies & Guidance

Laboratory Certification Policies & Guidance

Residuals & Biosolids Policies & Guidance

Seasonal Guidance

Sewer Collection Systems Policies & Guidance

SRF Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Policies & Guidance

  • 2010 PWS Capital Improvement Plan  pdf format of 2010 PWS Capital Improvement Plan
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    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

Stormwater Policies & Guidance

Surface Water Policies & Guidance

Title 5/Septic Systems Guidance

Title 5/Septic Systems Policies

Underground Injection Control Guidance

  • UIC Class V Well Category and Well Type Descriptions

    Descriptions of the various types of UIC Class V wells that require a MassDEP Registration Number.

  • Registration of Discharges to the Ground From Pump Houses and Other Public Water System Facilities Including Discharges from In-line Analyzers  pdf format of Registration of Discharges to Ground From Pump Houses
doc format of                             Registration of Discharges to Ground From Pump Houses
    Registration of Discharges to the Ground From Pump Houses and Other Public Water System Facilities Including Discharges from In-line Analyzers.  This Fact Sheet is intended to help determine when a discharge from a public water system facility is exempt from a Groundwater Discharge Permit and instead requires registration with the Underground Injection Control Program. Revised September 2014.
  • Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells  pdf format of Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells
doc format of                             Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells

    This Guidance document is effective immediately.  The December 2013 revisions include, but are not limited to, a new section regarding descaling treatment requirements, revisions to the grouting requirements and Table 1 and Table 3 water quality testing requirements, and substantial changes to the section regarding dual use geothermal and potable water supply wells. Revised December 2013.

  • Standard Design Guidelines for Shallow UIC Class V Injection Wells

    This document provides guidelines that MassDEP deems likely to achieve compliance with UIC Regulations, 310 CMR 27.00. These guidelines include minimum setback distances, minimum depths relative to seasonal high groundwater (water table) elevation, and applicable laboratory analytical testing. This guidance document is effective immediately. February 2015.

  • Massachusetts Stormwater Handbook

    Revised and updated in February 2008 in accordance with revisions to the Wetlands regulations, 310 CMR 10.00, and the Water Quality Regulations, 314 CMR 9.00, relating to stormwater.

  • Underground Injection Control Regulations & Public Water Systems  pdf format of UIC Regulations & Public Water Systems
doc format of                             UIC Regulations & Public Water Systems
    This document provides a general description of the UIC Regulations including descriptions of UIC wells and the UIC Registration requirements.  Although this document was developed specifically for public water systems, most of the content is relevant to others inquiring about UIC Regulations in Massachusetts.  September 2014.

Water Management Guidance

Water Management Policies & Guidance

Water Quality Policies & Guidance

Waterways Guidance

Wetlands Guidance

Wetlands Policies

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