Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

UPDATE: January 24, 2020 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: January 14, 2020 View Expanded Environmental Notification Form HERE

UPDATE: January 2020 View Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE

UPDATE: January 2020 View CWMP Appendices HERE

UPDATE: December 19, 2019 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: November 21, 2019 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 View Final Draft of the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE View Financing Plan for the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 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. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 pm in Barnstable County Complex Conference Room 10/15, Hyannis Town Hall 10/22, Marstons Mills Liberty Hall 10/28 & Osterville Library 10/21.

For More Information Contact: Daniel W. Santos, P.E. Director of Public Works

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works 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 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.

UPDATE: June 20, 2019 View recent Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)  Power Point Presentation HERE

UPDATE: January 3, 2019 View Power Point Presentation on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable HERE 

UPDATE: November 17, 2017 View details HERE outlining Intermunicipal Agreement between Barnstable, Mashpee and Sandwich to Clean Up Popponesset Bay.

UPDATE: August 17, 2017 View Final Wastewater Planning Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: June 17, 2017 The Town of Barnstable’s Water Resources Advisory Committee held a workshop on Saturday June 17, 2017 to discuss the timeline, process and preliminary costs associated with cleaning up Barnstable’s ponds, rivers, shorelines and embayments. View meeting HERE

UPDATE: May 17, 2017 View Barnstable’s Draft Wastewater Plan HERE presented by DPW to the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) and Town CouncilBarnstable Walling Map – 1856



Attention Homeowners

Notice from Barnstable Town Assessor
Fiscal Year 2021 Barnstable Town Wide Reappraisal Project

From now until October, representatives of Vision Government Solutions, who have been contracted by the Barnstable Board of Assessors to conduct the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021) Barnstable Town Wide Reappraisal Project, may request access to your property.  The first phase of the project is:  1) the inspection of all real property that have not been inspected within the last ten years (the Bureau of Local Assessment of the Department of Revenue requires all communities to perform periodic inspections of all real property within a TEN year cycle); and 2) a full field review of residential sales during calendar 2019 to be utilized in the FY2021 assessments (the Bureau of Local Assessment of the Department of Revenue requires all communities to perform a full reappraisal of all property every FIVE years).

The scope of this part of the project is to verify the property characteristics of sold properties in Barnstable during the calendar year 2019. Accurate property data is a critical element in the development of uniform and equitable market values.

The representatives from Vision Government Solutions will have ID badges, a letter of introduction from the Town of Barnstable Director of Assessing, Edward F. O’Neil, MAA, and are registered with the Barnstable Police Department.  The Board of Assessors and Vision Government Solutions appreciate your cooperation in providing the representative with access to your property or any information necessary to undertake this assignment. Please keep in mind that if your property characteristics are not accurate a less reliable assessment could result.  If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Assessors’ Office at 508-862-4022.