- Emergency Maintenance Water Ban Lifted
- BOS voted to return to the year-round mandatory water conservation measures
This is for all residential and commercial properties. This includes no washing of outdoor surfaces except as necessary for the application of surface treatments.
Irrigation of parks and recreation fields during unrestricted hours.
Hand-held hose to water gardens and plantings.
To meet core functions of commercial activity.
Any request to establish a new lawn or plantings must be submitted in writing to the DPW for approval.
More information in following link from Burlington Department of Public Works Website:
Full Water Emergency Restriction Lifted and Odd-Even Restriction Back in Place
Process to connect on a supllemental basis to MWRA continues. Town has filed an Environmental Notification Form with the state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs as required for admission to the MWRA in order to evaluate environmental impacts due to the connection.
History: Introduced to House Committee 7/23/2018; 8/2/2018;
January 1, 2019
Governor signed MA H4801 Authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to supply water to the town of Burlington [supplemental basis].
Crossed Over; 2/24/2018
Signed by Governor and Enacted ; 1/1/2019 (see link for more details)
Selectmen approved an inter-municipal water agreement between Burlington and Lexington to allow Burlington to purchase water through Lexington on a regular, but as needed, supplemental basis, rather than on an emergency basis.
July 5, 2018 - updatedOUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE - Full Outdoor Water Restriction Effective Until Further Notice
July 1, 2018
- FY19, FY20 and FY21 Irrigation Water Rate Increases Approved June 11, 2018
- Rate Comparison to Surrounding Communities
Garden and Landscaping Water Conservation Tips
Tips to use water more efficiently
Ways to Conserve Water from MWRA
Out door Water Conservation
MWRA - May 21, 2018 Town Meeting members approved the proposed plan for Burlington to join the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) and voted favorably to provide funding to begin the process of joining the MWRA.May 21, 2018 Burlington Daily Times
Town Meeting votes to approve permanently joining MWRA
May 2018 Town Meeting: Town Meeting voted to approved ARTICLE 15 to apply for admission to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Water System (MWRA).
BCAT Town Administrator's Corner
Proposed Changes to Burlington's Water Supply
Town Administrator John Petrin talks with DPW Director John Sanchez about a proposal to have the town join the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MRWA) to help ensure the town has sufficient water in case of needed maintenance or an emergency.
BNEWS In Depth: Future Plans for Burlington's Water Supply
BNEWS host Rich Hosford interviews Town Adninistrator John Petrin and DPW Director John Sanchez about the state of Burlington's water supply and possible plans to join with the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA)
Future Plans for Burlington's Water Supply
March 26, 2018
Burlington, MA Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Presentation by John Sanchez, Director of Department of Public Works
Burlington - Long Term Water Supply and 1,4 Dioxane Impacts to Drinking Water Wells
Annual Water Quality Report - 2017
BCAT Town Administrator's Corner
The State of Burlington's Water Supply
Because of new State mandates there is a strain on the system's capacity. This Town Administrator's Corner looks into the current state of Burlington's water supply.
March 27, 2017
Water Conservation Policy and increase in the Residential 2nd Meter/Irrigation Water Rates
September 30, 2016
First time, short-term emergency connection to MWRA via Lexington with long-term plans being addressed.
April 28, 2016 Burlington Daily Times
Town Imposes Mandatory Water Ban