Watershed Protection Act

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

The Watershed Protection Act regulates land use and activities within critical areas of the Quabbin Reservoir, Ware River and Wachusett Reservoir watersheds for the purpose of protecting the source supply of drinking water that is treated and distributed by the MA Water Resources Authority. The law is administered by DCR's Division of Water Supply Protection. WsPA applies only to specific towns in the DCR watershed system.