Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee ("Section 70" Committee)

This committee was created by the Legislature and gives advice and recommendations to the MassDEP Drinking Water Program, holds public meetings, and recommends a rate structure.

Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee

Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee Annual Report to the Legislature for 2017

Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Program Brochure 

Massachusetts Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee Membership

Meeting agendas are posted prior to the meeting date and provide information on the time and location and anticipated discussion items for each meeting. Meeting notes will be made available as soon after the meeting as feasible.

Agenda - February 15, 2019

Friday, 9:00 a.m.
New England Water Works Association - IPEX Meeting Room
126 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA

This meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.

Agenda - August 17, 2018

Friday, 9:00 a.m.
New England Water Works Association - IPEX Meeting Room
126 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Review draft minutes from the February 2018 meeting
  • Annual Update - Safe Drinking Water Act Program - Yvette DePeiza, Program Director, Drinking Water Program
  • Discuss/vote on recommendation for FY20 Assessment rate (billed in Dec. 2019)
  • Public comment
  • Next meeting date – Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Adjourn

Agenda - May 18, 2018

Friday, 9:00 a.m.
New England Water Works Association - IPEX Meeting Room
126 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA

This meeting has been cancelled due to an expected lack of a quorum.

Agenda - February 16, 2018

Friday, 9:00 a.m.
New England Water Works Association - IPEX Meeting Room
126 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Review draft minutes from the August 2017 meeting
  • Review draft Annual Report to the Legislature
  • DWP priorities for 2018 – Yvette DePeiza
  • New ideas or direction for the Committee
  • Public comment
  • Next meeting date – Friday, May 18, 2018

Agenda - August 29, 2017

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
New England Water Works Association - IPEX Meeting Room
126 Hopping Brook Road
Holliston, MA

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Status of Membership/Fees Advisory Committee
  • Review draft minutes from April 2017 meeting
  • Follow up from last meeting
  • Drinking Water Program Updates - Yvette DePeiza, Program Director
  • FY19 Assessment Program Rate recommendation - Kathy Romero, MassDEP DWP; Kristin LaCroix, MassDEP Chief Financial Officer
  • Annual election for Chair & Vice Chair
  • Public comment
  • Next meeting date
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