Town Plans News2021-02-08T22:10:03-05:00

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The Town of Falmouth is developing a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) for Oyster Pond to return it to a healthier ecosystem by limiting the amount of nitrogen entering the pond.  The Town appointed Water Quality Management Committee (WQMC) is working with consultants to develop the CWMP.  The Town has selected two treatment options for Oyster Pond  – the Advanced Innovative Alternative Septics is the Preferred Plan and Sewers are the Traditional Backup Plan


The massive blue-green algal bloom impacting Oyster Pond is not going away despite our initial efforts working with the Town to increase the outflow of Trunk River. The bloom is caused by a combination of excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions and warm temperatures. Dr. [...]

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