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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to permit forthwith the town of Wilmington to join the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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 amended by section 1 of chapter 62 of the acts of 2005, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Wilbraham”, in line 10, the following word:- , Wilmington.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, the provision of water services by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to the town of Wilmington shall commence only after the board of directors of said authority has voted approval having first made the findings as required in 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 said authority, but section 71 of said chapter 372 shall not apply.

Approved May 12, 2009