From the Cape Cod Times: Marstons Mills homes test nitrogen-removing septic wastewater system
June 3, 2022 | This article from the front page of the Cape Cod Times discusses an ongoing project involving the installation of fourteen KleanTu nitROE innovative/alternative nitrogen-removing septic systems in the Sandy Shores Neighborhood along Shubael Pond. The KleanTu system has been undergoing research and testing at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC). The project is a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC), Barnstable County, the Nature Conservancy, and the town of Barnstable.
According to Jennifer Loughran of the BCWC, “The overall goal is to figure out how to expand the available technology and find options for septic systems and nature-based solutions such as wetland restoration quickly and cost effectively.”
The article also quoted Emma Gildesgame, Climate Adaption Scientist with the Nature Conservancy: “Sewers are the right solution but it takes decades and billions of dollars so we need something to get results faster…we need to figure out a role for alternative systems which can be the most cost-effective solution.”