ENHANCING DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT IN NITROGEN-SENSITIVE WATERSHEDS: CAPE COD'S APPROACH
Approximately 85% of the wastewater generated on Cape Cod is treated and discharged through private on-site systems. As a result of the high nitrogen load to the groundwater from these systems, many of the region's poorly flushed coastal embayments are starting to show signs of eutrophication. Public sewers will be needed in many areas, but are often not supported by the public due to the fear that sewers will lead to unwanted growth. Large-scale centralized wastewater systems may not be possible due to the scarcity and cost of sites for treatment and disposal facilities. This paper describes a Barnstable-County-funded initiative to develop planning, administrative and legal tools that will allow more timely implementation of cost-effective and environmentally sound systems within the significant constraints faced by the region. Decentralized systems are expected to play a significant role.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2005
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