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Contact WSCAC

Lexi Dewey,
Executive Director

Gerald Eves, Chair

WSCAC, 485 Ware Road
Blue Meadow Conference Center
Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone: (413) 213-0454

Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee
to the MWRA (WSCAC)

MWRA/WSCAC: The Quabbin Reservoir

WSCAC advises the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
and the Department of Conservation and Recreation on
water conservation and watershed protection strategies.

The office is now open from Monday - Friday and we are always available by email at:

Join Us!

WSCAC members are invited to attend the next meeting virtually on:

February 14, 2023 at 10:00 am
Please e-mail Lexi for the meeting link.

Meeting schedule, summaries and minutes

Current Events

Majority of the Commonwealth Experiences Improved Drought Conditions

DCR Forest Health Update - 2022

December Hydrologic Conditions Report

December MWRA Water Use

Draft Environmental Impact Report - Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program

Upcoming DCR Events (All ages are welcome, Register beforehand)

DCR Watershed System Salt Reduction

Ware River Watershed Public Access Management Plan Meeting Presentation 11/29/2022 (PDF)

Ware River Watershed Public Access Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

MWRA Releases North and South Studies Focused on Expanding Water Service to Several Communities

Commonwealth Experiences Drought Improvements in Majority of State

Massachusetts DCR Forest Health Program - Storymap

Quabbin Voices - Fall 2022

DCR Water Quality Report 2021 - Quabbin Reservoir Watershed/Ware River Watershed

DCR-DWSP Wartershed FY23 - Quarterly Progress Report, First Quarter

Majority of State Recieved Above Average Rainfall

10/28/22 - Working Forests and Water Protection: Explore Forest Management in the Quabbin Watershed Forest

DCR-DWSP Forestry Proposals

Upcoming Programs Offered by the DCR Quabbin Visitor Center: August - December 2022 (PDF)

Tips for Saving Water (PDF)

DCR Land Protection

DCR Land Aquisition

DCR Watershed Preservation Restriction

The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and the Four Lost Towns

Invest in Water - NEWEA (YouTube)

Quabbin Spring Voices

BWSC John Freeman Lecture (YouTube)

MWRA Advisory Board 2021 Water & Sewer Retail Rate Survey

EOEEA's Drought Dashboard

WSCAC FY2021 Annual Report

Water Data Tracking

EPA - What to Plant

DCR Watershed Forestry Map Project

MWTP: Tunneling 101 (PDF)

Understanding the Quabbin (Youtube)

Advisory Board Watershed Virtual Field Trip - "Just the FAQs!"

MWRA - A Healthy Environment Starts at Home

Quabbin Reservoir Historic Photograph Collection Digital Access Project (Youtube)

MWRA's Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program

PFAS in Bottled Water

Water Conservation Toolkit

EPA's Watersense Program

MWRA Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy Presentation:Preliminary Design, Geotechnical Investigation and Environmental Impact Report

PFAS in MWRA Drinking Water

EPA WaterSense "Bath Hack" Video Series (YouTube videos)

12 Facts that Show Why Bottled Water is One of the Biggest Scams in the Country

Building the Will to Invest: A Progress Report from the Value of Water Campaign (PDF)

Resilient MA Climate Clearinghouse

DCR’s Watershed Management Principles for Public Access Management in the Ware River Watershed (PDF)

Dovetail Partners Consuming Responsibly Report No. 1: Environmental Impacts of Tap vs. Bottled Water (PDF)

Division of Water Supply Protection: 2017 Land Management Plan (PDF)

DCR-DWSP’s Interactive Watershed System Application

SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions Video (YouTube)

DCR Video: Watershed Forestry: Managing for Resistance and Resilience

How to Get Your Water Tested

WSCAC Committee

Gerald Eves, Trout Unlimited, WSCAC Chair

Whitney Beals, New England Forestry Foundation

Steven Daunais, Tata and Howard

Bill Kiley, Boston Water and Sewer Commission

William Copithorne, P.E., Town of Arlington

Andrea Donlon, Connecticut River Watershed Council

Michael Baram, Town of Belmont

Bill Fadden, OARS and SuAsCo Wild & Scenic Rivers

Paul Lauenstein, Neponset River Watershed Association

Martha Morgan, Nashua River Watershed Association

Martin Pillsbury, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Janet Rothrock, League of Women Voters

Bruce Spencer, Retired DCR Chief Forester