Model Outdoor Water Use Bylaws

May 07, 2018 12:14 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

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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