Document Number: BRP 2013-06 Issued By: Department of Environmental Protection / Department of Environmental Protection
FY 14 Statewide Sustainable Water Management Initiative Grants
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water demand, instream flow, stormwater, water supply, wastewater
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Bureau of Resource Protection, is pleased to issue this Request for Responses (RFR) for Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI) grants to provide funding for planning assistance, conservation/demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities. MassDEP has determined that the focus of these grants will be for: 1) planning projects for specific watersheds or subwatersheds to identify implementation projects to improve ecological conditions; 2) conservation projects aimed to reduce the demand for water within a municipality or a watershed; and 3) withdrawal mitigation projects that address the following: improve or increase instream flow, wastewater projects that keep water local, stormwater management projects that improve recharge, reduce impervious cover and/or improve water quality, water supply operational improvements, habitat improvement, demand management,reduction of wastewater inflow and infiltration, and other projects that can be demonstrated to mitigate the impacts of water withdrawals. The two key components of SWMI, which will inform MassDEP's future implementation of the Water Management Act program are the determination of Safe Yield and establishment of seasonal streamflow criteria for groundwater withdrawals, as determined by Groundwater flow categories and Biological categories as outlined in the SWMI framework. This grant provides a resource for public water suppliers to develop minimization strategies to address existing impacts and mitigation measures for increased withdrawal impacts at the regional and municipal level. Non-mandatory RFR informational meetings are scheduled at 10:30 am on September 17th, 2013, at MassDEP, Central Regional Office, 627 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, first floor Concord Room, and at 10:30 am on September 18th at MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston. The purpose of these meetings is to allow applicants an opportunity to ask questions about the RFR, including project eligibility and administrative procedures, in a public setting. Discussion that is not already reflected in the RFR materials, and answers to questions received in writing will subsequently be recorded and posted on www.comm-pass.com . BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT THEIR RESPONSE IN A SEALED ENVELOPE THAT IS CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE RFR REFERENCE NUMBER BRP 2013-06, BY RFR DUE DATE, OCTOBER 25 2013, TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: Department of Environmental Protection One Winter Street, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02108 ATTN: Duane LeVangie, Chief, Water Management Program Telephone: 617-292-5706 Please see attached RFR for additional information.
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