Citing a "critical need for MWRA water" in Ashland, the Massachusetts Water Resources Advisory Board has scheduled a special meeting for next week.
The board reported Tuesday that Ashland has just notified both the MWRA and the advisory board of a request for a six-month emergency water supply connection to the MWRA system "due to lower than normal precipitation resulting in low groundwater levels at the Town's wells."
The advisory board said the request triggers a full vote of the board before Ashland can receive MWRA water.
The board is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Newton City Hall.
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