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Press Release Auditor Bump Tours Quabbin Reservoir to Discuss Water Infrastructure

Auditor Bump tours Quabbin Reservoir to highlight municipal water infrastructure needs.
For immediate release:
11/06/2017
  • Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
  • Division of Local Mandates

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Mike Wessler, Communications Director

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (center) on a boat tour of the Quabbin Reservoir with Fred Laskey (right), Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and Clif Read (left) of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Belchertown — On Friday, October 27th, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump toured the Quabbin Reservoir with representatives from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to learn more about watershed health and infrastructure. DCR and MWRA work in close cooperation to maintain the conservation lands and waters of the MWRA system. Earlier this year, Bump released a study focused on the water infrastructure needs of municipalities. The report found that municipalities report total unmet water system spending needs of at least $17.8 billion over the next twenty years.

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Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump 

The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.

Division of Local Mandates 

DLM responds to requests from local government leaders to determine if a state law is an unfunded mandate on municipalities. In addition, we serve as a source of information on issues harming municipal budgets, and provide recommendations to address those issues.

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