WP 84: Reclaimed Water Use

These permits are for the use of reclaimed water, including treatment and transmission.

Wastewater Section Chiefs

Phone

Northeast Region 978-694-3236
Southeast Region 508-946-2757
Central Region 508-767-2823
Western Region 413-755-2218

The Details

What you need

These permits are required for the use of reclaimed water. The permit will include both the reclaimed water treatment and the transmission facilities.

You must apply for this permit if you propose to construct, install, modify, operate, or maintain a reclaimed-water system. 

Please note: A filing under this permit category will not be necessary if the project has a permit that regulates the reclaimed water usage. For example, if a project proposes to use reclaimed water for irrigation or for toilet flushing combined with the disposal of additional flow to the ground, then a groundwater discharge permit issued under 314 CMR 5.00 will be required. Conversely, if a facility with an existing NPDES permit proposes to use reclaimed water as industrial boiler feed or send to a powerplant for cooling water, then a reclaimed water permit issued under 314 CMR 20.00 will be required.

How to apply

See details in Step 5, below.

Next steps

  1. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.

  2. Complete the Application Form

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word forms on your computer. The PDF versions have to be printed out and completed by hand.

    NOTE: This application package includes a supplemental form and a certification statement.

  3. Obtain a Transmittal Form and Number

    A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.

  4. Look up the Permit Application Fee

    See page 5 of the fee schedule below.

  5. Mail your Application and Fee Payment

    Submit your application fee payment and transmittal form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Submit your completed, signed application form to the Wastewater Management Program at the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below).

    Send one copy of the application form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    Wastewater Management Program
    1 Winter Street, 5th floor
    Boston, MA 02108

Contact

Phone

Northeast Region 978-694-3236
Southeast Region 508-946-2757
Central Region 508-767-2823
Western Region 413-755-2218

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