208 Planning web site…
Gov. Baker Certifies Section 208 Plan Update, Submits to EPA - 6/15/15 press release
Our videos and presentations »
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
Ideas Being Generated, Causes Being Added (10/22/13)
Calling All Causes for Cape2O (10/15/13)
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.
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)
Press release: Section 208 Draft Update Submitted to MassDEP, EPA (June 5, 2014)