Water Management Act Program Annual Reporting

MassDEP needs to collect annual reporting data for the Water Management Act. Please let us know how to reach you.
Responses are due by November 30, 2017.

Water Management Act Reporting



The Details

What you need

On September 20, 2017, MassDEP issued a notification letter to Water Management Act (WMA) registrants and permittees (excluding public water suppliers and cranberry operators) regarding the electronic filing of the Water Withdrawals Annual Report Form (ARF) set to begin this year. Typically paper copies of the ARF are issued at the end of each year and are due by the end of February. This December, MassDEP plans to email an electronic version instead. 

The letter included three attachments: a Hardship Application Form, General Information Form, and a listing of Unique IDs of each registrant’s or permittee’s withdrawal sources. Please submit the General Information Form to MassDEP by November 30, 2017. You may mail the form to Shi Chen at the address below (under "How to respond"), or email it to Shi.Chen@state.ma.us. Alternatively, you can simply email Shi the best email address for receiving the ARF electronically. 

The Hardship Application should be submitted in lieu of the General Information Form only if you are unable to file your ARF electronically. Please submit the Unique ID form only if corrections are needed to the names or number of withdrawal sources. Contact Shi Chen with any questions on your Unique IDs. 

If you did not receive the mailing, please download the General Information Form or Hardship Application via one of the links below.

How to respond

Please mail responses to:

Attn: Shi Chen
WMA Program
One Winter Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02108

Email to: Shi.Chen@state.ma.us.




One Winter Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02108




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