Connecticut River Legislation

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports several pieces of legislation that will benefit the Connecticut River and its environs. The first bill creates a statewide sewage discharge notification system and promotes awareness of sewage pollution in public waters (H751/S490). The second promotes water conservation during droughts by maintaining adequate water supplies through more effective drought management (H762/S535). The third bill establishes a "water-banking" fee on large scale water users, a measure that will provide for a sustainable water resources funds (H1761). The Connecticut River Conservancy supports these three bills.

Click here and scroll down the list to Water Resources for the bills that are being followed by the state League's specialists. For more information on these bills, click on the bill numbers. For the first one concerning statewide sewage discharge notification system, clicking on "testimony" will give you League's actual testimony given at the committee hearing.