Comprehensive Review of Revised Water Management Act Permit Requirements  pdf format of Review of Revised WMA Permit Requirements
file size 2MB

Chapter 286 of the Acts of 2014 requires MassDEP to review the WMA permit requirements revised in November 2014, review public water supply permits that include new permit conditions, and to estimate the cost of implementing those new permit conditions. June 30, 2017.

The following zip files include background documentation for the projects and cost ranges described in Section 9 of the Report, "Financial Information on Mitigation and Minimization Requirements". You will need an unzip utility to extract the contents of these files.

References for Table 9.2 - Demand Management  zip format of References for Table 9.2 - Demand Management
file size 24MB

The cost information in Table 9.2 - Demand Management is organized into six general categories.

  • General System-wide Measures,
  • Outdoor Water Use,
  • Indoor Water Use,
  • Rate Review and Changes, and
  • System Audits, Leak Detection and Metering.

The source documents referenced in Table 9.2 are included here, organized into the same categories.

References for Table 9.3 - Instream Flow Improvements - Surface Water Releases  zip format of References for Table 9.3 – Instream Flow Improvements
file size 11MB

The cost information in Table 9.3 – Instream Flow Improvements - Surface Water Releases is based on surface water release projects that have been undertaken in Massachusetts. The source documents referenced in Table 9.3 are included here.

References for Tables 9.4 and 9.5 - Stormwater Recharge Best Management Practices (BMP's)  zip format of References for Tables 9.4 and 9.5 - Stormwater BMPs
file size 23MB

The cost information in Table 9.4 and 9.5 - Stormwater Recharge Best Management Practices (BMP's) is based on common types of stormwater recharge BMP projects that have been implemented in New England.  The source documents referenced in Table 9.2 are included here.

References for Tables 9.6 and 9.7 - MS4 Requirements  zip format of References for Tables 9.6 and 9.7 - MS4 Requirements
file size 4MB

Stormwater recharge is an example of a WMA mitigation activity that frequently overlaps with other regulatory obligations.  The cost information provided here reflects costs related to MS4, not the WMA regulations. 

Tables 9.6 and 9.7 - MS4 Requirements  were developed using Comprehensive Environmental Incorporated’s M$4CASTERTM cost tool. Table 9.6 outlines the assumptions used to define small, medium, and large municipalities. The reference documents for Tables 9.7 - Stormwater Recharge - MS4 Requirements include PDF displays of the work and cost breakdown for each of the MS4 requirements: 6 minimum measures, NOI and SWMP. 

References for Tables 9.8 and 9.9 - Infiltration and Inflow Removal  zip format of References for Tables 9.8 and 9.9 - I/I Removal
file size 9MB

The cost information in Table 9.8 and 9.9 - Infiltration and Inflow Removal is based on project descriptions and cost information for Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) removal projects funded through the Massachusetts State Revolving Fund Loan Program.  Project description and cost information from projects in Brockton, Malden, Nantucket, Revere, Worcester, Dartmouth, Hopkinton, and Westborough is included.

References for Table 9.10 - Wastewater Septic System Maintenance Program  zip format of References for Table 9.10 - Septic System Maintenance
file size 2MB

The cost information in Table 9.10 – Wastewater Septic System Maintenance Program includes a summary of septic system replacement costs developed by the Massachusetts State Revolving Fund Community Septic Management Program (MassSRF CSMP) for municipal programs funded in 2014 and 2015.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Dam Removal Summary  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Dam Removal Summary
file size 1MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background information and a summary table for the dam removal projects and costs ranges referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Poor Farm Dam  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Poor Farm Dam
file size 18MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation and cost information for the Poor Farm Pond Dam removal referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Patch Pond Dam  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Patch Pond Dam
file size 15MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation and cost information for the Patch Pond Dam removal referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Culvert Replacement  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Culvert Replacement
file size 17MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation for the projects and costs ranges for culvert replacement referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Streambank Restoration  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Streambank Restoration

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation for the projects and costs ranges for streambank restoration referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Stream Channel Restoration  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Stream Channel Restoration
file size 13MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation for the projects and costs ranges for stream channel restoration referenced in Table 9.11

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Stream Buffer Restoration  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Stream Buffer Restoration
file size 29MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation for the projects and costs ranges for stream buffer restoration referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements – Fish Passage  zip format of References for Table 9.11 - Fish Passage
file size 13MB

The cost information for Table 9.11 – Habitat Improvements is divided into subgroups.  This folder includes background documentation for the projects and costs ranges for fish passage restoration referenced in Table 9.11.

References for Table 9.12 – Land Acquisition – Acquire Property in Zone II or Contributing Watershed Area  zip format of References for Table 9.12 - Land Acquisition

The cost information in Table 9.12 – Land Acquisition – Acquire Property in Zone II or Contributing Watershed Area includes information land purchased through Conservation Partnership Grants in 2016 and 2017.  Information in the parcels is provided here.

References for Table 9.13 – Municipal Regulatory Development, Implementation and Enforcement  zip format of References for Table 9.13 - Municipal Reg Development
file size 5MB

The cost information in Table 9.13 – Municipal Regulatory Development, Implementation and Enforcement includes information on municipal regulatory activities that can provide substantial water quantity, water quality and broader environmental benefits.  Model Bylaws and Guidance are provided on enterprise funds, wetland bylaws, outdoor water use bylaws, and stormwater bylaws.