Model Outdoor Water Use Bylaws

May 07, 2018 12:14 PM | Anonymous

The IANE Legislative Committee thought this might be of interest to our members.  This information was sent to us by the Massachusetts Water Works Association.

MassDEP updates Guidance documents:

Model Outdoor Water Use Bylaws: MassDEP will be updating the 2009 model outdoor bylaw with two new examples. These will be posted to DEP's next week, but are also attached for your convenience:

  • The "basic" version includes the elements that a town needs in order to comply with the outdoor water use requirements in a Water Management Permit.

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  •  The version "with drought and private well options" includes language that towns can choose to incorporate into their outdoor water use by-law if they want the ability to regulate outdoor water use from private wells, or if they want to clearly specify a means to increase outdoor water use restrictions during times of drought.

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