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Public Access Maps, Rules, Fishing & Hunting Information 

Learn about public access rules and regulations for DCR's drinking water supply watersheds.

DCR Watershed Water Quality 

Find information on water quality in the source drinking water supply watersheds for 2.5 million Massachusetts residents.

Watershed Protection Act 

This law regulates land use and activities to protect the drinking water supply of 2.5 million people.

Watershed Education Programs 

The Division of Water Supply Protection offers educational programs to teach citizens about the importance of the Commonwealth's watersheds.

Watershed Management Newsletters and Brochures 

Find newsletters, brochures, and reports that provide information on various DCR watershed management programs.

DCR Watershed Natural Resources Programs - Forestry, Wildlife, and Land Acquisition 

You can find information on how DCR's Division of Water Supply Protection manages the natural resources in the DCR/MWRA water supply watershed system.

Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program  

The DCR Watershed PILOT Program compensates communities that have DCR property that is specifically for water supply protection.

DCR Watershed Advisory Committees 

Learn about the various DCR Watershed Advisory Committees.

Watershed Management Plans 

DCR is continuously planning to maintain the superior water quality in the Quabbin Reservoir, Ware River, and Wachusett Reservoir watersheds. DCR is also responsible for the emergency water supply from the Sudbury and Foss Reservoirs.