BCWC is working to reduce nitrogen by tackling it at its source, septic systems. We support municipal sewer expansion, however as the CWMP shows, it will take many years and some areas in the town of Barnstable are not expected to get sewer. We can’t wait to work on a solution. We have a pilot project in a neighborhood near Shubael Pond where we are installing innovative and alternative septic (I/A) septic systems and testing their effectiveness at reducing nitrogen from septic systems. In 2021, BCWC installed eight I/A systems as part of our Shubael Pond I/A Septic System Project. With the winter-like weather behind us, we continued the project with four more installations starting last week.
Joining us at one of our installations was David Abel, a Boston Globe reporter that focuses on environmental issues.
Check out some of the links below:
The Boston Globe Article – As pollution worsens on Cape Cod, some are investing hopes in a new type of septic system – May 17 2022
A PDF Version of the Boston Globe Article (in case you are unable to view it on their website)
BCWC Fall 2021 Coalition Quarterly which featured our I/A Septic System Project
More about the Shubael Pond I/A Septic System Project
BCWC Video on the Shubael Pond I/A Septic System Project
BCWC Video on the Klean Tu NitROE I/A Septic System