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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


July 14, 2016


Sean Navin
(617) 788-1112,

MWRA Drought Status: Normal Operating Range

Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near drought conditions. With its well-protected watersheds and very large Quabbin and Wachusett storage reservoirs, MWRA’s water system remains in normal operating range for this time of year.   While no mandatory use restrictions are in place for MWRA fully supplied communities, and none are anticipated, it is always a good idea to use water wisely.  MWRA’s conservation and water use efficiency pages have many good ideas for saving water. One reason our reservoirs are so full, is that water use efficiency in our region has dramatically decreased total water use from over 340 million gallons per day in 1980 to around 200 million gallons per day now.


If you have any questions, please call Sean Navin at (617) 788-1112, or MWRA's 24-hour water line at (617) 305-5950.


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Updated July 14, 2016