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More About the Water Law

Produced by Annette Duke, Staff Attorney & Director of Housing Publications, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created March 2005

Where is the actual text of the water submetering law?

The water submetering law was signed on December 16, 2004, and went into effect on March 16, 2005.36 To get the actual text of the law, go to: Massachusetts Session Laws Acts (2004)Chapter 417.

Where can tenants go for help?

If you are facing an eviction because of nonpayment of a water bill, you may, depending on your income, be eligible for legal assistance at a legal aid or legal services office.

If you are facing issues related to billing, certifications, accuracy of submetering, or other consumer types of issues, contact your local Consumer Council or Community Action Agency.

A list of these agencies is in the Directory at the end of this booklet.

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