The Town of Barnstable staff, Board of Health and Town Council are closely monitoring proposed Title 5 Amendments and Watershed Permit Regulations. The Town has a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP), which has been rigorously reviewed and approved by state and local environmental agencies. It is our belief that the CWMP can act as the basis for the necessary Watershed Permits if approved by the state under the proposed regulations. Such effort on the part of the Town in combination with satisfying other aspects of the proposed regulations may relieve the residents of the Town from the requirement to install Innovative/Alternative Septic Systems on their property. We will continue to advise our community as these proposed regulations advance through approval and into implementation.

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