for Admission to the MWRA
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
has detailed policies that address the procedures and criteria for handling
requests for services to locations outside the MWRA's water or sewer service
For more information, please contact:
Policy & Planning Manager, Planning Department
Director, Planning and Sustainability
MWRA ADMISSION POLICIES
The policies are as follows:
Sewer Connections Serving Property Partially Located in a Non-MWRA Community. This policy applies to persons seeking MWRA sewer services for buildings
and structures partially within and partially outside MWRA's service
area. It is also known as the "Sewer Straddle" policy.
Emergency Water Supply Withdrawals. This policy applies to
communities outside MWRA's water service area that are seeking water
on an emergency basis. The MWRA may approve emergency withdrawals for
no more than six months at a time.
Water Connections Serving Property Partially Located in a Non-MWRA Community, also referred to as the "Water Straddle" policy. This policy
applies to all parties seeking to obtain water for a location, building,
or structure situated entirely outside the MWRA water service are but
located on a parcel of land, under single ownership, and which is subject
to an integrated plan for use or development, that is partly inside
the MWRA's water service area.
Admission of New Community to MWRA Water System. This policy applies to communities seeking admission to the MWRA
water system, and to state, county, institutional, and federal facilities
seeking MWRA water for a location outside MWRA's water service area,
as defined in MWRA's Enabling Act. (Connections and withdrawals by private
entities outside the water service area are prohibited, except for those
that are eligible under the straddle policy).
Admission of New Community to MWRA Sewer System and Other Requests for
Sewer Service to Locations Outside MWRA SewerService Area.
This policy applies to communities seeking admission to the MWRA sewer
system and to all parties seeking sewer services for locations outside
the MWRA service area.
must approve all extension of service to entities outside the existing
service area pursuant to the applicable policy noted above (see list of
MWRA communities). This is the case even when
an entity outside the service area is not directly connected to the MWRA,
but instead to a community local system that is part of the MWRA service
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February 18, 2015
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