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.

DCR's Division of Water Supply Protection is responsible for providing high quality source drinking water to the MA Water Resources Authority for treatment and distribution to 2.5 million people in 51 Commonwealth communities.

What you need to know