The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has experienced considerable growth, and as a result there is greater stress on water quality, water supplies, and wastewater treatment. Massachusetts companies located in stressed watersheds are faced with limits on their water consumption or further restrictions on their wastewater discharge.
The Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) offers a range of assistance and information to help facilities improve water use efficiency, comply with federal and state regulations, reduce wastewater discharge and implement other effective water conservation measures. These services include site visits to facilities by OTA staff, workshops designed for facilities and for municipalities, and publications such as a list of best management practices for industries and case studies, which highlight successful water conservation attempts by industry.
OTA has also created valuable case studies and guidance on water conservation in Massachusetts facilities.