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WM03: Water Management Withdrawal Permits

Use this form to apply to withdraw over 100,000 gallons per day per year. This ensures that new withdrawals will not overburden existing water resources or users.

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What you need for WM03: Water Management Withdrawal Permits

MassDEP reviews requests to withdraw water over 100,000 gallons per day annually, to ensure that new withdrawals will not negatively impact water resources or existing users.

You must apply for this permit if you plan to withdraw water from ground or surface sources in excess of an annual average of 100,000 gallons per day or 9 million gallons in any 3-month period. Users typically requiring a permit include:

  • industry
  • commercial
  • agriculture
  • golf courses
  • cranberry bogs
  • public water suppliers

 

How to apply WM03: Water Management Withdrawal Permits

File online via the EEA ePlace Portal. See details below.

Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process.

Next steps for WM03: Water Management Withdrawal Permits

  1. Review the Instructions

  2. Complete the Application Form (and appropriate attachments)

    Please fill out and save the Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF form on your computer. 

    Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process. Please do not mail in these forms.

  3. Submit your Application and Fee Payment

    1. File online via the EEA ePlace Portal.
      Note: if you are a first-time user, you will need to begin by creating an account. See the ePlace account setup instructions and Comprehensive User Manual below.
    2. You will have the option to pay online by credit card or automated clearing house (ACH) or pay by mail. If you select pay-by-mail option, instructions on how to do so will be provided when you submit your online application.

More info for WM03: Water Management Withdrawal Permits

The Water Management Act Permit Guidance services as a companion to the Water Management Act Regulations (310 CMR 36.00). The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how MassDEP implements the Water Management Act Regulations through the permitting process.

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