Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

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

  • MEPA Process continues
    • DPW staff coordinating with MEPA office
    • Next Step – Prepare and submit Single EIR, anticipated submission in October
  • Route 28 East Project
    • Contract has been awarded to Weston & Sampson ($758,300).
    • Design Efforts underway, kickoff meeting was held yesterday.
      • Design anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2021. Targeting fall 2021 for start of construction.
    • 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.
  • Survey Work
    • Surveys have begun for the following projects:
      • Long Pond Sewer Expansion (Anticipated Const. Start = FY25)
        • Surveyor: Nitsch Engineering – $247,787
      • Phinney’s Lane Sewer Expansion (Anticipated Const. Start = FY23)
        • Project includes neighborhoods to west and east side of Phinney’s Lane
        • Surveyor: SMC Dawood – $115,515
      • Route 28 Centerville and Marstons Mills (Anticipated Const. Start = Centerville FY24, MM FY27)
        • Route 28 from Phinneys Lane to Route 149, including MMWWTP conversion.
        • Surveyor: SMC Dawood – $188,620
      • Property owners w/in the project area will be notified via mail in the coming weeks regarding the need for survey crews to access their property.
      • Anticipate completion of these survey efforts in the first quarter of CY2021
      • DPW design team will use surveys to prepare preliminary designs in-house.  Consultants will be retained for final design.
    • Continuing design and coordination with Vineyard Wind on the Strawberry Hill Road Project.
      • Additional subsurface utility location was completed in June and design is being modified based upon the results of these findings.
      • Targeting spring 2021 construction.
    • Construction of sewer extension on Kidd’s Hill Road, Merchants Way and Business Drive has been completed (except for final paving).  Funded by MassWorks Grant.
    • Annual Estuary Monitoring Sampling is underway
    • Continuing in-house preliminary design of Phase 1 projects.

OTHER WASTEWATER PROJECTS OF NOTE (NON-SEWER EXPANSION)

  • Rendezvous Lane Pump Station Replacement Project is currently out to bid.
    • Construction anticipated starting this fall and be completed in the spring.
  • Received the Solids Handling Upgrade Preliminary Design Report for $8M+ upgrade to the facility
    • Project on State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plan — Appropriation request for construction anticipated in coming months.
  • No decision by Air Force yet. Last meeting in March. Drafting letter to try to move things along.

UPDATE: April 16, 2020

  • MEPA Process continues

o   Received ENF decision on April 3, 2020.

o   Next Step – Prepare and submit Single EIR, anticipated this summer

  • RFP’s received today for design of Route 28 East Project

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.

  • 3 RFP’s on the street for survey services to support design efforts of following projects:

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).

  • Continuing design and coordination with Vineyard Wind on the Strawberry Hill Road Project.
  • Construction of sewer extension on Kidd’s Hill Road, Merchants Way and Business Drive scheduled for this spring (funded by MassWorks grant).
  • Continued in-house preliminary design of Phase 1 projects.
  • JBCC still awaiting decision on award of operations contract to T.O.B./Converge partnership. Met with Air Force in late March to answer questions about our joint proposal.


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 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 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

 

 

Swimming Advisory


UPDATE: August 29, 2017

Advisory:

No-Bottom, Cotuit

Warning: NONE

Closure: NONE

UPDATE: July 31, 2017

Cyanobacteria Update (These observations are based on our inspection of high risk Barnstable ponds with public or semi-public beaches.)

Advisory:

Lovells, Marston Mills

Long Pond, Centerville

No-Bottom, Cotuit

Definitions:

Advisory: Toxic algae is present, but has not collected into a film on the surface. Pond shows slight discoloration. Can easily see through water. Low to minimal health risks to people, higher risks for pets.

Warning: Toxic algae has started to collect and form a film on the surface. Pond shows slight to moderate discoloration. Can see through water, but water is cloudy. Low to moderate health risks for people, higher risks for pets.

Closure: Toxic algae has collected and formed a thick film on the surface (looks like soup or paint). Pond shows extreme discoloration. Cannot see through water at all. Moderate to severe health risks for people, higher risks for pets.

Health Advisory: Effective 7-13-17, Lovell’s Pond Beach in Santuit is Closed to Swimming due to cyanobacteria and water visibility <4 feet. Check HERE for updates. Learn more about algae blooms HERE

Lovell’s Pond Boat Ramp

Town wide Beach Locations & Contact Information HERE