May 13, 2019

- 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

March 11, 2019 - MWRA
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.  

January 1, 2019
Governor signed MA H4801 Authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to supply water to the town of Burlington [supplemental basis].

History:  Introduced to House Committee 7/23/2018; 8/2/2018; 
Crossed Over; 2/24/2018 
Passed; 12/27/2018 
Signed by Governor and Enacted ; 1/1/2019 (see link for more details)
September 10, 2018
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 - updated

OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE - Full Outdoor Water Restriction Effective Until Further Notice

July 1, 2018

      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).

April 2, 2018 Burlington Daily Times 

Water Solution Plan:  The Department of Public Works (DPW) conducted a thorough presentation to the Selectmen at its most recent meeting covering everything that is water-related in Burlington

May 2018
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. 

April 2018
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

August 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
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to impose a mandatory restriction on outdoor watering, per the request of the Department of Public Works (DPW).