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Overview

The Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund (CCIWPF) was established by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2018 to help Cape Cod and Islands towns pay for necessary wastewater infrastructure and water quality remediation projects. Creation of the CCIWPF was the result of efforts by a diverse set of stakeholders, including the Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation, local officials, environmental groups, business leaders, and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, who recognized the need for new financial tools to address the region’s degrading water quality and lack of wastewater infrastructure.

The CCIWPF is a dedicated fund within the state’s Clean Water Trust set up to solely benefit communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Its source of revenue is a 2.75% excise tax on traditional lodging and short-term rentals. The fund is administered by the existing Clean Water Trust and overseen by a management board comprised of representation from every member town from the region. Currently, the 15 Cape Cod communities are members of the fund.

Members

  • Mark Ells
    Town Manager
    Barnstable
  • James Potter
    Selectman
    Bourne
  • Ben deRuyter
    Select Board Member
    Brewster
  • Robert Duncanson
    Director of Health and Natural Resources
    Chatham
  • Elizabeth Sullivan
    Town Administrator
    Dennis
  • Jacqueline Beebe
    Town Administrator
    Eastham
  • Peter Johnson-Staub
    Assistant Town Manager
    Falmouth
  • Don Howell
    Selectman
    Harwich
  • Andrew Gottlieb
    Selectman
    Mashpee
  • Kevin Galligan
    Selectman
    Orleans
  • Josee Young
    Assistant Town Manager
    Provincetown
  • Bud Dunham
    Town Manager
    Sandwich
  • Rae Ann Palmer
    Town Manager
    Truro
  • Justina Carlson
    Select Board Member
    Wellfleet
  • Tracy Post
    Selectman
    Yarmouth
  • Kristy Senatori
    Cape Cod Commission Executive Director (Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member)
  • Adam Turner
    Martha's Vineyard Commission Executive Director (Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member)
  • Elizabeth Gibson
    Nantucket Town Manager (Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member)

Project Resources

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May 17, 2019
CCIWPF_FAQs
The delegation is hopeful the fund will bring significant state support to all participating municipalities in the region to address wastewater needs and environmental …
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