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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY TO SUPPLY WATER TO THE TOWN OF ASHLAND

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to supply water to the town of Ashland, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health._

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Paragraph (d) of section 8 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 350 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Arlington”, in line 3, the following word:- , Ashland.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 1, the provision of water services by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to the town of Ashland shall commence only after the board of directors of the authority has voted approval having first made the findings as required by clauses (1) to (6), inclusive, of paragraph (d) of section 8 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984 and having made other such determinations in accordance with applicable policies of the authority and after all required approvals have been received including, as applicable, other regulatory bodies where required and the advisory board of the authority, but section 71 of said chapter 372 shall not apply.

Approved, November 13, 2019.