Comprehensive Wastewater/Nutrient Management Plan

Citizens Advisory Committee:

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Citizens Advisory Committee

Please note that the Citizens Advisory Committee was disbanded by unaminous vote of the Board of Selectmen on June 1, 2010 at the completion of the Committees charge, with thanks for their extraordinary efforts.

Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 

Project Newsletters:

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May 2009 Project Newsletter

May 2009 Project Newsletter mailed to all households in Chatham.

April 2008 Project Newsletter

April 2008 Project Newsletter mailed to all households in Chatham.

September 2004 Project Newsletter

September 2004 Project Newsletter mailed to all households in Chatham.

June 1999 Project Newsletter

 

January 1999 Project Newsletter

 

Information on Loans and Mass. Tax Credits:

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Community Septic Management Loan Program

Financial help with a 5% interest rate betterment loan is available through the Barnstable County Community Septic Management Loan Program. Eligible projects include replacing "failed" septic systems, including alternative septic systems and sewer hook-ups.

MA Personal Income Tax Credit for Sewer Connections and Septic System Upgrades

Link to MA Department of Revenue information on Personal Income Tax Credit.

Private Roads:

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Private Road Easement Plans

Plans showing easements to be taken for sewer, water and utility purposes. The roads will remain private, only utility easements are being taken.

CWMP/Wastewater Construction Project Updates:

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January 11, 2013 Project Update

This is a large file due to the graphics. It may be slow to load on some systems.

September 1, 2012 Project Update

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June 22, 2012 Project Update

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February 2, 2012 Project Update

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October 18, 2011 Project Update

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June 24, 2011 Project Update

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April 19, 2011 Project Update

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February 15, 2011 Project Update

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December 7, 2010 Project Update

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State Revolving Fund (SRF) Project Evaluation Form (PEF) Submittals:

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Phase 1C Collection System Extension and Improvements Project - Complete SRF CY13 Project Evaluation Form

This PDF was submitted to DEP in August 2012 and selected for SRF funding in CY 13.

Phase 1B Collection System Extension and Improvements Project - Complete SRF CY12 Project Evaluation Form

This PDF was submitted to DEP in August 2011 and selected for SRF funding in CY12.

Adaptive Management Plan:

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Adaptive Management Plan for Comprehensive Wastewater Management (CWMP) Compliance, July 2011

 

Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Report:

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Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Report, May 2009

This is a PDF version of the Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan / Final Environmental Impact Report dated May 2009.

Decision of the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs on the Phase III-Final EIR/Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan, July 2009

This is a PDF of the Certificate.

Decision of the Cape Cod Commission, October 2009

This is a link to the Cape Cod Commission's Decision on the Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Development of Regional Impact Filing

Decision Letter from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on Petition Filed by Chatham Concerned Taxpayers, March 2010

This is a PDF of the letter.

Fiscal:

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Financial Review of Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan - Chatham, 2011

Report to the Board of Selectmen from Robert J. Ciolek

Chatham's Wastewater Plan Fiscal Update, February 23, 2010

See also next file containing the attachments referenced in this presentation. This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Attachments for the 2/23/10 Fiscal Update Presentation.

This is a PDF file, due to the file size it may be slow to load on some systems.

Options and Fiscal Analysis - Wastewater Implementation and Federal Stimulus - Presentation to Board of Selectmen, March 16, 2009

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Fiscal Analysis - UPDATED Betterment - Presentation to Board of Selectmen, March 3, 2009

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Fiscal Analysis - Wastewater Betterment - Presentation to Board of Selectmen, April 2006

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Sewer Technology & Betterment Presentation, Dec. 2005

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Fiscal Analysis - Conceptual Town-wide Sewer - Presentation to Board of Selectmen, Oct 2005

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Business Sign Code Relief:

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Sign Code Relief Guidance

The Board of Selectmen have adopted a Policy that provides relief from the sign code regulations pertaining to "off-premise" signs for businesses affected by the sewer construction. See the attached document for more information.

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Scientific Peer Review:

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Scientific Peer Review Panel Report, December 30, 2011; Released 1/11/2012

 

Scientific Peer Review Panel PowerPoint presentation on Preliminary Findings, Nov. 16, 2011

 

Scientific Peer Review Panel Letter, September 18, 2011

This is a letter from the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative containing background information on the Peer Review Panel charge, process, and panel member qualifications.

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Reports:

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Massachusetts Estuaries Project Re-evaluation Final Report (Stage Harbor System, Bucks Creek System & Taylors Pond System), February 2007

 

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Final Report for Pleasant Bay, May 2006

 

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Final Report (Stage Harbor System, Bucks Creek System, Talors Pond System, Bassing Harbor System & Muddy Creek), December 2003

 

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Final Report, December 2003, RESPONSE to COMMENTS

 

Massachusetts Estuaries Project website

 

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Presentation to CAC on Preliminary Draft CWMP/DEIR, August 16, 2007

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Presentation made at Cape Cod Commission/MEPA Public Hearing on May 22, 2008

This is a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, due to the graphics it may be slow to load on some systems.

Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Final Needs Assessment Report, August 1999

 

Appendix 1-1: Project Scope and Work Plan

This Project Scope & Work Plan is from Appendix 1-1 of the DRAFT Supplemental Needs Assessment Report that was not finalized (it has been superceded by the Draft CWMP/EIR to be issued in summer 2007). The Scope as presented in Appendix 1-1 is adapted from the original project scope issued in 1997.

Barnstable County Reports:

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Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative

Link to Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative webpage with access to multiple reports dealing with wastewater management on Cape Cod.

NEW!! Comparision of Costs for Wastewater Management Systems Applicable to Cape Cod, April 2010

Link to a report prepared by the Barnstable County Wastewater Cost Task Force

Sewers and Smart Growth : Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, Final Report, March 2009

This is a large report with extensive graphics, it has been posted as sections to make downloading easier.

Performance of Innovative Alternative Onsite Septic, Systems for the Removal of Nitrogen in Barnstable County, MA 1999-2007

A report prepared by the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Barnstable County Survey on Public Opinion on Wastewater, August 2005

County Report on Wastewater Management Tools for Cape Cod, July 2004

Miscellaneous Reports and Documents:

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Groundwater Discharge Permit issued December 17, 2009

 

NEW!! Chatham WPCF Septage Evaluation Report

The report evaluates the feasibility and impacts of the Chatham Water Pollution Control Facility accepting additional septage (i.e. septage beyond that which originates from Chatham properties).

A Study of Marine Resources of Pleasant Bay, 1967

 

Muddy Creek Resource Assessment Draft Report November 2008

 

Muddy Creek Bacterial TMDL - March 2005

 

Cockle Cove Salt Marsh Study Final Report, November 2006

 

Freshwater Pond Assessment/Action Plan November 2003

 

DEP Final Report - Natural Attenuation of Nitrogen in Wetlands and Waterbodies, April 2007

This report documents the results of a literature search conducted for DEP on the state of knowledge on the natural attenuation of nitrogen in wetland systems of various types and its applicability in dealing with stormwater and wastewater sources of nitrogen.

Evaluation of Turfgrass Nitrogen Fertilzer Leaching Rates in Soils on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, June 2009

 

Report to the Pleasant Bay Alliance on the Turfgrass Fertilizer Nitrogen Leaching Rate, August 2008

 

Watershed Nitrogen Loading from Lawn Fertilizer Applications within the Town of Orleans, Massachusetts, Draft Final Report, February 2005

 

Operations Building Exterior Elevations - Wastewater Treatment Facility

 

Table Showing the Location of Proposed Pump Stations - Derived from Appendix U of the Final CWMP/EIR

 

Innovative Alternative Onsite Septic Systems for the Removal of Nitrogen in Barnstable County

PowerPoint presentation by George Heufelder, Barnstable County Dept. of Health & Environment, Wastewater Forum, October 2009

The Decentralized Approach: Evaluation in Chatham's Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan

PowerPoint presentation by Robert Duncanson, Ph.D., Town of Chatham Director of Health & Environment, Wastewater Forum, October 2009

Costs and Feasibility of the Decentralized Approach for the Chatham CWMP

PowerPoint presentation by Nathan C. Weeks, P.E., Stearns & Wheler Consultants, Wastewater Forum, October 2009

Frost Fish Creek Bacterial TMDL - March 2005

 

Important Wastewater/Nutrient Links

 

NEW! Cape Keepers

Link to a website with cape-wide news and information on wastewater management.
Common Acronyms 

Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Technical Advisory Group Members

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Judith Giorgio, R.S. Health Agent
Jill R. Goldsmith Town Manager
Robert Duncanson, Ph.D Director of Health & Natural Resources
Thomas Temple DPW Director