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Urine Diversion on Cape Cod – Listen on WCAI’s ‘The Point’

A User-Friendly And Sustainable Toilet Based On Vermicomposting / MDPI

Catch the replay of this morning’s insightful episode of The Point on WCAI, broadcasted at 9am. Mindy Todd, the show’s host, welcomed Brian Baumgaertel, the Director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC), and Bryan Horsley, the Special Projects Director. Both Brians are at the forefront of Barnstable County’s initiatives to tackle the significant environmental challenges posed by nitrogen pollution on Cape Cod.

In light of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) designating new Nitrogen Sensitive Areas and launching a voluntary watershed permit program, the conversation turned to the emerging interest in cost-effective methods like urine diversion and eco-toilets. This episode provides a deep dive into the potential of these wastewater management strategies to combat nitrogen pollution. Don’t miss this engaging discussion highlighting innovative measures that Barnstable County is examining in order to reduce environmental impacts.