About our Sponsor

“MassDEP ensures clean air, land and water. We oversee the safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes. We ensure the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills. And we work to preserve the state’s wetlands and coastal resources”. (Mass.gov)



“MassDEP serves the Commonwealth. We enforce laws that protect our air, land and water. We help cities and towns with local environmental issues. We write permits that support natural resources, public health and our economy. We inspect contaminated sites and ensure proper cleanup. We work with federal, state, local and citizen partners for a cleaner environment”. (Mass.gov)


Our Project

In conjunction with the MassDEP, our work fell under the Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.  At a time when cyanobacteria and their toxins are becoming more prevalent, our sponsors wanted us to further investigate past cyanobacteria events in the Commonwealth and Public Water Systems’ preparedness. In doing so, this can help create preventive regulations and get water suppliers additional help.


Additional Information

Website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-environmental-protection

             Main Office 617-292-5500

             Fax: 617-574-6880 | Hours: M-F 8:45 – 5:00


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