The Town of Barnstable invites interested individuals to tune into a Special Town Council Meeting dedicated to providing comprehensive education regarding our community’s drinking water resources. The Water Resource Protection Workshop will be held virtually on Thursday, February 29, 2024 starting at 6:00PM EST and can be accessed via Xfinity Channel 8, High Definition Channel 1072, or via live stream by clicking here to visit Barnstable Government Access.

This is the first of several workshops aimed at educating our residents and visitors about the Town’s vital water resources. Viewers will hear directly from the experts, including Barnstable Public Works Director, Dan Santos, P.E., who as a Registered Civil Engineer brings over 35 years of experience focused on water resources issues. The Water Resource Protection Workshop will tackle the topic of drinking water resources, viewers can expect to learn more about:

  • Each District’s public water supply system
  • Public water supply infrastructure, capacity, future needs and planning
  • Public water supply protection efforts

Future workshops will focus on wastewater, surface and coastal resources, and PFAS contamination.

The public may email questions to: Deadline for submission is 12:00PM EST on February 28, 2024.

As a primer to the Water Resource Protection Workshop, Director Santos prepared and recorded a Groundwater 101 presentation which introduces viewers to the basics of groundwater, a very important resource to us here on Cape Cod, and in particular the Town of Barnstable. The video is approximately 45 minutes and may be viewed by visiting the Barnstable Water Resources News & Updates page, or by clicking here to access Understanding the Basics of Groundwater.