Tips & Resources
- Water Conservation Standards for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Statewide goals for water conservation and water-use efficiency, and guidance on current conservation measures.
- Tips for Saving Water Indoors and Outdoors
Limiting and scheduling outdoor water use, capturing and reusing rainwater, water-use efficiencies in the home, and more suggestions for water conservation.
- Rain Barrels & Other Water Conservation Tools
Obtaining, setting up, and using rain barrels to conserve water and reduce stormwater runoff. The collected water can be used to water lawns or gardens, wash cars, fill swimming pools, or other household chores.
- Conservation Tips for Community Water Suppliers
Water conservation tips for water suppliers from the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force, the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
- Wastewater - Reclaimed Water
Environmentally-safe reuse of treated wastewater for landscaping, irrigation, and toilet-flushing.
- DCR Rainfall Program
The Department of Conservation & Recreation's precipitation database measures rainfall trends throughout the state.
- US EPA: WaterSense Program
A partnership between the US Environmental Protection Agency and stakeholders in the building, manufacturing, and distribution trades, and environmental non-profits, to promote water-use efficiency.
Drought Advisories & Water Use Restrictions
- 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 Management Act Forms
Water Management Act withdrawal permits, reporting, seasonal demand management plans, water audits, and water conservation forms.
- Drought Information from EOEEA
Status updates, maps, frequently-asked questions, conservation tips, and other resources, provided by the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs.
- Drought Management Information from DCR
Information on drought management, drought maps, and a list of Massachusetts towns by drought region. Also links to the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force page.