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Wastewater Limitations Prove Troublesome To Economic Expansion In B. Bay

The issue of wastewater dispersal and treatment represents a major stumbling block to business development in Bourne’s downtown business area. Lack of wastewater capacity is a limiting factor to growth in Buzzards Bay, as seen in a recent decision by the Bourne Board of Selectmen that puts one proposed project on hold.

Last week, the selectmen in their role as sewer commissioners denied a request from local developer and Bourne Planning Board member Robert J. Gendron for wastewater allocation for his proposed project at 12 Wagner Way. Mr. Gendron has proposed building a senior and assisted living housing complex on 2.2 acres between Main Street and the Route 6/28 bypass.