Committed to ensuring safe, sustainable drinking water supplies, ecological health, and recreational enjoyment within the Central Plymouth County Water District
History and Authority
Included in the Acts of 1964 was an emergency law establishing the Central Plymouth County Water District and enabling the formation of a Commission appointed by an Advisory Board. Under its legislative mandate, the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission is empowered to
- investigate and allocate water supply sources within the District,
- study water supply needs and resources of Plymouth County and adjacent portions of Norfolk County, and
- investigate "all pertinent matters" relating to water quantity, water quality, protection of water resources, and water supply and treatment infrastructure.
The District is under the direction of a three-person Commission. Commissioners, one of whom must be a Brockton resident, are appointed by an Advisory Board to three-year, voluntary (unpaid) terms.
- Jack O'Leary, Chair of the Commission, is a resident of Plympton and Project Manager with The Green Seal Environmental LLC in Sagamore Beach. He has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering and in the design and permitting of land development projects. His term expires February 2025.
- Laura Biechler is a resident of Brockton and is Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Assistance and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater State University. Laura is a graduate of Harvard University and has a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, concentrated in US Government Public Policy. She holds a seat on the Brockton Conservation Commission. Her term expires February 2024.
- Art Egerton is a resident of Pembroke and is a self employed businessman. Art serves on the Pembroke Conservation Commission as Chair and participates in many other Town committees. His term expires February 2023.
Operating Principles were adopted on July 7, 2020. View PDF by clicking here.
Commissioners are appointed by an Advisory Board, which is composed of representatives from each of the eight communities in the District: Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Pembroke, Plympton, and Whitman. The law requires that the Advisory Board consist of "a member of the board of selectmen or other person designated by the board of selectmen of each of the towns in the district, the mayor of the city of Brockton or his designee, and a member of the city council of said city to be appointed by the mayor." Advisory Board members serve without compensation.
- Susan Nicastro, Brockton City Councilor
- Patrick Hill, DPW Director, Brockton
- Jason Trepanier, Water Superintendent, East Bridgewater
- Peter Veneto, Halifax and Donald Barrows Halifax alternate
- Donald Howard, Water Commissioner, Hanson
- Sheila Vaughn, Selectman, Kingston, Advisory Board Chair
- Willard Boulter, Pembroke
- Open Seat, Plympton
- Justin Evans, Selectman, Whitman