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SSO Notifications

Posted on: July 6, 2022

About SSO Notifications

Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law. These regulations, 314 CMR 16.00, were promulgated on January 7, 2022, and corrections to the regulations were published and effective on January 21, 2022. This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Town of Andover recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters. 

When a discharge or overflow occurs, Andover DPW will send out a public advisory notification. On business days, this website will be updated within 4 hours of the notification. During nights, weekends, or holidays, this website will be updated on the next business day.

Sign up to receive notifications on our Notify Me page by selecting SSO Notifications under the News Flash Category. - 314 CMR 16.00: Notification Requirements to Promote Public Awareness of Sewage Pollution

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