Aquifer Protection Committee


  • Michael Czerwiec
  • Robert Newton
  • Rachel Phillips


The Aquifer Protection Committee works to protect the City's sole source of drinking water through regulations, ordinances, development review, and land acquisition. The Committee works with the Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee (BAPAC), a regional committee with representatives from Southampton, Westfield, Holyoke, Easthampton, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. BAPAC reviews development over the regional aquifer, recommends zoning changes, and provides public education on water supply protection.