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Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) Seeks PE for Committee

Type:  Announcements  

The Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) to the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority is seeking a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in Massachusetts for membership.


Professional Engineers with a background in water related projects preferred.


WSCAC is an independent forum for discussion of water supply issues that affect the MWRA and its member communities. The committee also provides public input to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Water Supply Protection on watershed issues and state water policy concerns.


WSCAC is searching for PE members to offer expertise on the reviewing of MWRA water infrastructure projects.


WSCAC meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at the MWRA facilities in Southborough. No meetings are scheduled in July, August or December. 


ACTION REQUESTED:  If you are applying, forward your resume in Word, with full home and work contact information on it, to Abbie Goodman,  by June 3, 2016.


Note: If your resume does not have full home (and work, if employed) contact information at the top of the document and is not in Word, we will be unable to forward it to the WSCAC Executive Director.


Background on the Water Supply Citizens Adivsory Committee:  Link


  • Originally formed in 1978 to review a proposed Connecticut River diversion to the Quabbin Reservoir, WSCAC played an active role in the creation of the Long Range Water Supply Study and Environmental Impact Report-2020. With the conclusion of that study in 1990, the MWRA chose demand management and water source protection as the primary strategies to avoid the projected need for new sources. The MWRA adopted WSCAC as its water supply advisory group.


    WSCAC’s diverse membership is balanced geographically and by interest. The committee has a network of volunteers that bring professional and practical experience to a wide range of MWRA water supply and program issues. Members represent watershed associations, environmental groups, business interests, regional planning, agricultural interests, and more within the MWRA service area and beyond to donor water communities surrounding the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs. 


WSCAC’s duties include:

  • Review and comment on MWRA projects  and proposed state water policies
  • Monitor and comment on DCR’s water supply protection programs and practices
  • Encourage public awareness of water conservation and related water issues


For more information, visit WSCAC's website.   


Job Description

Title:  Member, Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee

 Reports to: WSCAC Executive Director, Chair and committee members


Purpose: Attend a minimum of 7 meetings, discuss and vote on recommendations to the MWRA and the Division of Water Supply Protection


Term:  2 years with an opportunity for re-appointment for another 2 year term


WSCAC reimburses for mileage and other transit fares associated with meetings.

To avoid potential of a conflict of interest, if your firm does work for MWRA or regularly submits proposals to MWRA, you should not apply.


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