Cape Cod’s Wastewater Dilemma: What Will it Cost?
The issue of how Cape Cod will address growing wastewater and nitrogen loading concerns continues to grow, with many towns in different stages of planning and implementation. Adding a new wrinkle to the debate is a draft regulation being floated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that could put homeowners across Cape Cod on the hook for costly upgrades to their existing Title 5 systems through so-called Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems. On this edition of the Policy Pod, we take a deep dive into the issue with a discussion on how it may be possible to avoid the implementation of new regulations as towns work on their wastewater management plans. Andrew Gottlieb from the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod is the guest with co-hosts Matt Pitta and Paul Niedzwiecki. Listen to our latest policy pod >