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NRWA Celebrates Major Federal Investments in Apprenticeship Programs

$13.1 million in new federal funding will support development, expansion of vital water industry initiative

PFAS Settlement Deadline and Upcoming Informational Webinar

The deadline for the first of two PFAS Settlements is July 12, 2024.

Enforcement Alert: Drinking Water Systems to Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

EPA Increases Enforcement Activities to Ensure Drinking Water Systems Address Cybersecurity Threats

EPA Finalizes National PFAS Standard

EPA estimates that between about 6% and 10% of the 66,000 public drinking water systems subject to this rule may have to take action to reduce PFAS to meet these new standards.


Operator License Renewals Due Before December 31, 2023

EPA Releases Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

Proposed LCRI aims to replace all lead pipes in 10 years

Grant Opportunity - System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability

Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program

Getting Ready for the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)

Public Water System (PWS) Highlight of this Week: Dedham Westwood Water District (DWWD)

EPA Finalizes Rule to Require Reporting of PFAS Data

Rule builds on over two years of progress on action plan to combat forever chemicals

Fourteen Benefits of Drinking Water

From Medical News Today-to function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water. Here are some reasons our body needs water:

Healey-Driscoll Administration Finalizes Transformative Watershed Protection Rules for Cape Cod

The administration also pledges to work with Cape towns and the Legislature to ensure financial support for implementation

Nearly $1.2B Settlement Win for Water Systems Against Manufacturers of PFAS

Napoli Shkolnik Law Firm, NRWA’s official partner, was a key player in the settlement

Lead Service Line Planning Program

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is offering $20 million in loans with 100% loan forgiveness for planning activities that assist public

2022 Annual Trifecta

Less than three weeks remain until we resume our in-person Annual Trifecta! Make sure you don’t miss out and register today!

EPA Issues Guidance to Help Communities Locate Lead Pipes that can Contaminate Drinking Water

Guidance Advances Biden-Harris Administration Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, Informs Investment of $15 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Implementing Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems in Your Watershed

A Neighborhood-Scale Demonstration of Septic Systems in Cape Cod

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Regulations Requiring Public Notification of Sewage Discharges into Waterbodies

New rules will ensure that the public has the most up-to-date information on water quality

Round 2 of the School Water Improvement Grant (SWIG) is Now Open!

SWIG application period runs from January 13 – February 16

Treasurer Goldberg Announces Over $23.9 Million in Grants for 33 Municipal Water Projects

Funds Will Help Cities and Towns Pay for Improvements to Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

SRF and Asset Management Grants

SRF Project solicitation period closes on August 20th, which includes funding for cybersecurity risk assessments

Important PFAS Lawsuit Update

Register your utility now to be eligible to recover any current or future expenses associated with PFAS testing, treatment and/or remediation.

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New $2 Million Funding Opportunity to Assist PFAS Response

New grant funding to help public water systems address elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water.

EPA Resilience Information and Webinars

AMI, case studies, preparedness assessments and webinars on resilience

National Rural Water PFAS Lawsuit - UPDATE

UPDATE: Massachusetts PFAS Standard Set/Cost Recovery Suit

National Rural Water PFAS Lawsuit

Information on class action lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers.

Low Flow Toilet Tip

A PWS reported a potential issue with some low-flow toilets when there is no water flow during extended school closures

Alert-Stagnant Water in Buildings

MassDEP recently issued guidance regarding the potential for stagnant water in buildings.

2020 Annual Trifecta Canceled

A difficult decision in unprecendented times leads to the cancellation of our Annual Trifecta

Drinking Water Taste Test

Don’t forget to bring your water to the Mass Rural Water Association Trifecta tomorrow.

REMINDER: Lead and Copper Rule Sampling and Form Update Training

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Drinking Water Program (MassDEP/DWP) invites you to a training session on the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) sampling requirements and forms updates.

2019 Trifecta

Join us for up to 5 TCH’s of training, water taste test, tasty BBQ and golf

Ten Responsibilities of Board Members

Old or new, here’s a little reminder of the great responsibilities of a Water Utility Board Member

Community Septic Management Program

Up to $200,000 in low cost loans for a Community Inspection Plan or Local Septic Management Plan

Water and Wastewater Funding Sources Guide

Information on grant and loan programs for Massachusetts water and wastewater systems

Information for Your Customers on Flushing Taps

Lead in water is often from the corrosion of materials containing lead in household plumbing

*Reminder-New Monthly Chemical Addition Reports

*Reminder-If you add chemicals to your water for treatment, MassDEP has updated the monthly Chemical Additon Report

Division of Conservation Services Drinking Water Supply Grant Program

Financial assistance to public water systems and municipal water departments for the purchase of land or interests in land

PFAS Fact Sheet

Informtion about Per - and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water

Groundwater Rule-A Quick Reference

A five minute overview of the Groundwater Rule

Are you a WARN member?

Massachusetts WARN (Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network) allows public water and wastewater systems in Massachusetts to receive rapid mutual aid and assistance from other public systems in Massachusetts

Asset Management Planning

The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust will make available up to $2M to subsidize the cost for systems to prepare Asset Management Plans

Lead Service Line Replacement

The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust in conjunction with the MassDEP is offering a new incentive for water utilities to remove lead service lines.

State Revolving Fund (SRF) Applications

Applications are now being accepted for low interest rate loans

Commonwealth Begins Program to Remove Legacy Firefighting Foams from Fire Department Stockpiles

New Initiative Targets Old Foam That Could Impact Environment, Public Health

Welcome Jay Matuszewski!

New Mass Rural Water Circuit Rider

Video-Unfiltered Episode 2 – Lead and Copper Rule

Comments on the regulatory revisions to the drinking water Lead and Copper Rule

Announcement: Mike Leach Has Retired!

Mike Leach, Circuit Rider, has Retired From the Mass Rural Water Association

$4 Million given to 36 Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities in Massachusetts

Funds awarded to help these facilities reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency and generate renewable energy.

NRWA System Partnership Survey

Help us gather real data on the sustainability of small water systems

Strategies for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water

Alderman/Bohl Release White Paper for City of Milwaukee

Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems

EPA’s Asset Management Resources for Small Drinking Water Systems

Section 319 Non-Point Source Competitive Grant Program

Proposals may be submitted by any interested Massachusetts public or private organization.

Is the Topic of Lead Weighing You Down?

Background, key issues and considerations for the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Due on January 11, 2018

Awards up to $300,000 with a 50% Reimbursement Rate are Available

USDA Rural Development Impact on Rural America

Today, the program provides approximately $1.6 billion per year in loans and grants

Rural Water Policy Advisory

WaterPro Special Single Issue Edition: H.R. 3387, “The Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017”

NRWA Praises House of Representatives’ Proposal to Extend Drinking Water Service Rural Communities

Immediate Release (7/14/2017) Contact: Drew Wiersema (

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943