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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3492         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3117

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas J. Calter

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the central Plymouth County water district.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3492        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3117

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3117) of Thomas J. Calter and Daniel K. Webster relative to protecting the diversion of water from the central water district of Plymouth County.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 703 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the central Plymouth County water district.
 

              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.  Section 8 of chapter 371 of the acts of 1964 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-, or in the opinion of the department of agricultural resources or the water resources commission, the diversion of such waters would endanger the environmental health of the associated ponds and rivers.

              SECTION 2.  Section 9 of said chapter of said acts is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

                          Furthermore, Silver Lake, Monponsett Pond and Furnace Pond shall be managed at all times, unless prevented by drought, such that there is continuous flow provided to all the out-flowing rivers, including Jones River, Stump Brook and Herring Brook, to support and sustain their water quality as well as maintain the health and function of the ecosystem.

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