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Groundwater & groundwater law in Massachusetts

Massachusetts. Division of Water Resources.

Groundwater & groundwater law in Massachusetts

by Massachusetts. Division of Water Resources.

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Published by Massachusetts Division of Water Resources in [Boston] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Massachusetts.
    • Subjects:
    • Groundwater -- Law and legislation -- Massachusetts.,
    • Groundwater -- Massachusetts.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsMassachusetts. Water Resources Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFM2846 .A883
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 92 p. :
      Number of Pages92
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4694228M
      LC Control Number77620606

      The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said the Clean Water Act can be used to regulate pollution that travels through groundwater, but that the Ninth Circuit used too broad a standard when it found. Gary Bryner, Overview of Groundwater Management Laws in the Western United States, in GROUNDWATER IN THE WEST (Natural Res. Law Ctr., Univ. of Colo. Sch. of Law, ). Reproduced with permission of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the.

      A Brief Summary of A Civil Action Chapters 1 and 2: The Woburn Families From to , more than a dozen cases of childhood leukemia hit the small town of Woburn, Massachusetts. In the late s, civil engineers discovered that local wells G and H were contaminated with several suspected carcinogens, including trichloroethylene (TCE).File Size: KB. source of recharge to Massachusetts’ aquifers is threatened, however, by incomplete treatment of the discharged wastewater. Disposal of inadequately treated wastewater from OSD systems can significantly contribute to groundwater pollution, endangering the groundwater resource that serves as a primary.

      Groundwater is the largest source of fresh water on Earth - it's kind of a big deal. The USGS monitors, tests, and studies groundwater resources to assure one of our Nation's most precious resources remains viable for future generations. Groundwater is water that comes from the ground. It is a source of drinking water and also a major source of water for irrigation.


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Groundwater & groundwater law in Massachusetts by Massachusetts. Division of Water Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Massachusetts requires a permit for the discharge of pollutants to Commonwealth waters, including groundwater. In addition, Massachusetts has extensive groundwater monitoring requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). These requirements are modeled after and incorporate federal groundwater monitoring requirements.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Full text of "Groundwater and groundwater law in Massachusetts" See other formats. groundwater for part or all of their water supplies.

Many commercial and industrial activities also depend upon groundwater. Until the past decade, however, groundwater in Massachusetts was managed haphazardly if at all. The state has long followed the common law doctrine that the owner of the surface.

The pesticide groundwater protection regulations ONLY apply to public drinking water wells that pump greater thangallons of water per day (gpd). The primary recharge area is designated as a Zone II or an Interim Wellhead Protection Area (IWPA) by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).File Size: 42KB.

Groundwater is water below the ground surface in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand, and rock. Groundwater is contained in formations known as aquifers, which consist of materials such as sand and gravel that are permeable (having large connected spaces between the.

MASSACHUSETTS Ground-Water Quality In Massachusetts, ground water supplies about 2 million people, one-third of the State's population (fig. Most ground water throughout the State meets the drinking-water standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (MDEQE) and the U.S.

Environmental Pro­Author: Michael H. Frimpter. MMCLs refer to Massachusetts Maximum Contaminant Levels. groundwater plume: a volume of contaminated groundwater that extends away from the original source of contamination.

The size and shape of a groundwater plume is confi rmed by multiple samples from multiple wells above a maximum contaminant level or health Size: 5MB. The following table provides general well information for wells in the Massachusetts Observation-Well Network.

Values of HIGH (OWmax), LOW, and (OWr) groundwater levels are based on monthly measurements from start year of record through Septem The values of OWmax (historical high water level for period of well record) and OWr (maximum annual range for period of well record).

CMR The Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards CMR Water Quality Certification Open PDF file, KB, for Summary of Stormwater Revisions (PDF KB).

III. Law and Lawsuits: Framing Responses to Groundwater Depletion: Colonial water policy of wharfing-in and damming Evolving Groundwater Law Litigation Spurs Action: Boston Harbor clean-up and groundwater depletion Brimmer Chambers Condominium Trust v.

Metro Dist. Commission Creation of the Boston Groundwater TrustFile Size: KB. Masterson, J.P., and Walter, D.A.,Hydrogeology and groundwater resources of the coastal aquifers of southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular16 p.

Masterson, John P. Hydrogeology and ground-water resources of the coastal aquifers of southeastern Massachusetts / by John P. Masterson and Donald A. Size: 7MB. Federal Laws on Groundwater Protection. The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of was originally designed to ensure the safety of drinking water supplies.

It gave authority to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop primary and secondary standards for different contaminants. Massachusetts to beall of which use groundwater. 4 • community water systems use groundwater for 1, people. 5 • non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater people.

6 • non-community, transient water systems use groundwater forpeople. 7 • 1, irrigation wells used serving. Periodic high groundwater levels are a major cause of septic system-failures, wet basements, and other problems for suburban and rural residents in Massachusetts.

High groundwater-level estimates for installation of on-site septic systems are mandated by State regulations. A method for estimation of. Find sources: "United States groundwater law" – news newspapers books scholar JSTOR (June ) United States groundwater law is that area of United States law related to groundwater.

Groundwater can either be privately owned or publicly owned. Groundwater owned by the State is usually distributed through an appropriation system. For more information on state laws governing ground water Who Owns the Water: A Summary of Existing Water Rights Laws,published by Water Systems Council – available in print by calling or online at: Click on “state and federal policy activities” to find a.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Clean Water Act applies to some pollutants that reach the sea and other protected waters indirectly through groundwater. No specific state law governs groundwater ownership. Connecticut is one of several states that follow the “absolute ownership rule” established under English common (non-statutory) law.

Under this doctrine, the property owner owns the soil beneath his property and the groundwater it. The USGS annually monitors groundwater levels in thousands of wells in the United States.

Groundwater level data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders.

Data from some of the continuous record stations are relayed to USGS offices nationwide through telephone lines or by satellite transmissions. Groundwater is a shared resource in New Hampshire. Therefore, the question of “who owns groundwater” may better or more practically be restated as who has the right to use water and how much.

New Hampshire’s water rights system is based on common law (law that is based on historic court decisions opposed to written codified law).File Size: KB. groundwater laws and regulations of a selection of states. Before continuing with assessments of the remaining states, Professors Eckstein and Hardberger present in this report the results developed thus far, and now seek feedback about the overall project, including its objectives.The Online Books Page.

No exact match for groundwater pollution massachusetts ashumet pond. Showing nearby subjects. Or start at this prefix: Groundwater pollution: see Groundwater -- Pollution; Groundwater -- Pollution -- United States (3 titles) Groundwater -- Purification (1 title) Groundwater -- Quality (subtopics).Title: USGS Water Data for Massachusetts URL: ?

Page Contact Information: Massachusetts Water Data Maintainer Page .