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Gov. Baker Certifies Section 208 Plan Update, Submits to EPA - 6/15/15 press release

 

 

 

 

 

 

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help explain the wastewater problem


as does our guest commentary in
the Cape Cod Times (April 2012):

Losing Cape Cod by CCC Executive Director Paul Niedzwiecki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to agendas, minutes
and schedules

208 Area-wide
Water Quality Plan -
ADVISORY BOARD

208 Area-wide
Water Quality Plan -
PANEL ON TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

Press releases:

Gov. Baker Certifies Section 208 Plan Update, Submits to EPA (6/15/15)

Cape Cod Commission Statement on CLF v. EPA Settlement Agreement (11/17/14)

Section 208 Draft Update Submitted to MassDEP, EPA (6/5/14)

Ideas Being Generated, Causes Being Added (10/22/13)

Calling All Causes for Cape2O (10/15/13)

Cape2O: ur in charge! Launches October 21 (10/1/13)

Seeking Stakeholders (8/13/13)

CCC Launches Three-point Approach for Community Involvement in Wastewater Plan Update (7/3/13)

Understanding watersheds, planning for effective wastewater management…

Wastewater management is one of the most significant regional concerns affecting Cape Cod. About 85 percent of the wastewater flow from homes and businesses on the Cape use individual on-site septic systems that drain into the groundwater, running underground through watersheds to our coastal areas. In many watersheds, coastal water quality has become impaired.

Through the development of a Regional Wastewater Management Plan (RWMP) and an update to the Section 208 Area-wide Water Quality Management Plan (linked below), the Cape Cod Commission has introduced residents and policy makers to the science, the challenges, and the potential solutions for managing wastewater in an efficient and cost-effective way.

 

Full Plan, June 15, 2015
Plan Summary
Appendices

 

 

What Is the Wastewater Problem?

CCC on YouTube

Screenshot from the Cape Cod Commission's video
Wastewater Problem
Screenshot of the Cape Cod Commission's video
Watershed MVP
 
Population and Land Use Changes on Cape Cod

Population and Land Use
Changes on Cape Cod

The Nitrogen Problem on Cape Cod

The Nitrogen Problem
on Cape Cod

 

 

What Are We Doing about the Problem?

  • Creating a regional wastewater management plan that will consider a mix of traditional, gray, and sustainable green infrastructure approaches in an effort to determine cost-effective solutions.

Letter from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Kimmell, directing CCC to prepare an update to the 1978 Section 208 Area-wide Water Quality Management Plan for Cape Cod (January 30, 2013)

Press release: Commonwealth Signs Pact with Cape Cod Commission to Develop Water Quality Management Plan (March 21, 2013)

Program Work Plan: Section 208 Area-wide Water Quality Management Plan Update (April 22, 2013)

Press release: Section 208 Draft Update Submitted to MassDEP, EPA (June 5, 2014)

Cape Cod Commission's WatershedMVP (Multi-variant Planner) title slide - December 2012

 

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