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DPU State of Emergency Orders

Pursuant to G.L. c. 25, s. 4B, when a State of Emergency is declared by the Governor, "the Governor may authorize the Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to take such action that the Chairman may consider necessary to assure public safety and welfare through the priority restoration or continuing availability of gas, electric and water utility services." Here, you can find Orders issued by the DPU under this law, including Orders on utility shut-offs and COVID-19.

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COVID-19 State of Emergency

Merrimack Valley State of Emergency



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Department of Public Utilities
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Boston, MA 02110