Representative James Arciero recently was awarded the 2021 Massachusetts Water Works Legislator of the Year Award from the Chelmsford, Littleton and Westford water departments thanks to his work alongside local water departments.
Arciero received the plaque during the Massachusetts Water Works Association Annual Meeting earlier this winter. The Representative was joined by Chelmsford Select Board member Pat Wojtas, Littleton Select Board members Paul Glavey and Joe Knox, as well as Chairman of the Chelmsford Water District Bill Martin and Littleton Electric Light and Water General Manager Nick Lawler during the ceremony.
“I’m honored to receive the 2021 Massachusetts Water Works Legislator of the Year Award this year at the annual Massachusetts Water Works Association meeting,” Representative Arciero said. “Thank you to the water departments of Chelmsford, Littleton and Westford for the nomination and the MWWA for the award.
Keeping our water sources and environments safe and sustainable for our communities is of the upmost importance as we continue to combat climate change,” Arciero added.
Representative Arciero has filed numerous legislation to improve water infrastructure in Middlesex County and within the district. Bill H.845, an Act Relative to On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems, would strengthen regulations approved by local boards of health.
Arciero also supports water bills that deal with contamination in public water systems (H.934) and comprehensive management of the commonwealth’s water resources within its river basins (H.986).
“I’m honored and humbled to receive this award,” Representative Arciero said. “The Massachusetts House of Representatives has made clean water and energy a priority for the Commonwealth as clean water supplies are vital to a safe community.”