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Updates on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable
UPDATE: September 11, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nate Collins, P.E. Telephone: 774-487-8390
ROUTE 28 SEWER EXPANSION PROJECT GEOTECHNICAL BORINGS
The Town of Barnstable’s design consultant (Weston & Sampson) will be completing geotechnical borings for the proposed Rte. 28 East Sewer Expansion Project starting on September 14th. Work will include approximately thirty-one (31) soil borings within the State Highway Layout of Route 28 (Falmouth Road) in Barnstable, MA, between the intersection with Phinneys Lane and just east of the intersection with Pitchers Way. The traffic flow will be maintained throughout the drilling, including proper signage. It is envisioned that the soil boring work within Route 28 will take up to two (2) weeks.
UPDATE: August 20, 2020
View CWMP Update HERE
UPDATE: July 16, 2020
OTHER WASTEWATER PROJECTS OF NOTE (NON-SEWER EXPANSION)
UPDATE: April 16, 2020
o Received ENF decision on April 3, 2020.
o Next Step – Prepare and submit Single EIR, anticipated this summer
o Project includes Phinney’s Lane pump station, force main to back to WPCF and gravity sewer on Route 28 from Strawberry Hill Road to Phinneys Lane and on Phinneys Lane from Wequaquet Lane to Route 28.
o Targeting Fall, 2021 construction.
o Phinney’s Lane Sewer Expansion (neighborhoods to west and east side of Phinney’s Lane)
o Long Pond Sewer Expansion
o Route 28 Centerville and Marstons Mills (from Phinneys Lane to Route 149, including MMWWTP conversion).
UPDATE: February 27, 2020 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE
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 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 Daniel.Santos@town.barnstable.ma.us
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
Cotuit Dredge Milestones:
9-Noon Saturday September 12, 2020
Barnstable Transfer Station
45 Flint St., Marstons Mills
Participants must have a current Full Transfer Station Sticker. Without a current sticker, participants must show proof of year round residency or residential property ownership in the Town of Barnstable to participate in the collection and pay a $10.00 per visit fee. Stickers are available at the office by appointment, by mail or online. For questions, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258
More Info HERE
View Legally Posted Agendas HERE
Cotuit Fire District Special Meeting, Thursday September 3, 5pm, Lowell Park
Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 3, 7pm, REMOTE
Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday September 8, 5:30pm, Cancelled
Cotuit Prudential Committee – Tuesday September 8, 6pm., REMOTE
Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday September 9, 3pm, Cotuit LibraryCANCELLED For assistance contact Jessica, Precinct7@comcast.net
Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday September 10, 6:30pm, REMOTE
Town Council Strategic Planning Session – Saturday September 12, 9-3pm, REMOTE
Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday September 15, 5:30pm, REMOTE
Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday September 15, 5:30pm, REMOTE
Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association General Meeting- Tuesday September 15, 7:30, REMOTE
Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 17, 7pm, REMOTE
Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday September 23, 5:45pm, REMOTE
Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Thursday September 24, 6pm, REMOTE
Town Council Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable – TBD
Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive
View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable HERE
The Pet Advisory has been lifted at Long Pond Marstons Mills.
Lovell’s pond has been downgraded from a Closure to a Pet Advisory
Pet Advisory Level
Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit
Shubael Pond, Marstons Mills
Hinckley Pond, Barnstable
Parker Pond, Osterville
CLOSED* No Swimming
Lovells Pond Beach, Cotuit
No Bottom, Cotuit Cyanobacteria Warning has been lifted.
CLOSED* No Swimming
Lovells Pond Beach remains closed due to Cyanobacteria
Update: 7/20/20 Keyes Beach is opened for swimming!
Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse pond’s Pet Advisory has been lifted.
CLOSED* No Swimming
Long Pond Marstons Mills (Posted at Long Pond Farms Beach)
Lovells Pond Beach, Cotuit
*minimum 2 week period of monitoring, before lifting closure
Keyes Beach, Hyannis continues to be closed due to bacteria levels above State standards.
The beach has been resampled.
Cyanobacteria Monitoring results:
Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse Pond
No Bottom Pond *, Cotuit is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom- and the visibility is <4 ft. therefore swimming is not recommended for abutters and dogs should be kept out of the water. * There is no public access to this pond.
The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.
To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE
Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE
Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE