HYANNIS, MA - The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works today released the Draft Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP). The Draft CWMP will guide wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal efforts in Barnstable for the next 30 years, with the primary goals of reducing nutrient enrichment of coastal estuaries and fresh water ponds as well as the protection of public water supplies. Secondary goals include supporting economic growth and providing solutions in areas where it has traditionally been difficult to site on-site systems such as areas with high groundwater and poor soils. The Draft CWMP relies on both traditional methods of addressing wastewater, in the form of centralized collection and treatment, but also invests heavily in alternative technologies in the short term to potentially minimize the need for centralized sewering in later phases of the plan.
The Town has been working diligently since 2015 to develop a plan that meets the needs of the community as well as the requirements of the Cape Commission’s “208 Plan” that was released in 2017. The “208 Plan” outlines the region’s plan to meet the requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act.
The Town will host a series of four public information sessions over the next 30 days that will allow the public to hear about the plan, ask questions, and offer comments. The information sessions will be held:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:30 PM
East Wing Conference Room
Barnstable County Complex
(in the old jailhouse to the left of Department of Health and Environment)
3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630
Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Osterville Village Library
43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville MA 02655
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:30 PM
Barnstable Town Hall
Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Monday, October 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Liberty Hall Club
2150 Main St, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
A copy of the draft plan can be found on the Town of Barnstable’s website at https://townofbarnstable.us/WaterResources/CWMP-Final.pdf.