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Category: Water and Wastewater

WBUR Collaborates with Scientific American to Spread Awareness about Nutrient Pollution from Septic Systems on Cape Cod

Big Press for Big Problems This week, WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, aired a two-part series about Cape Cod’s water pollution challenges. The series was part of a collaboration with Scientific […]

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The Alternative: Creating Space for Technologists to Tackle Wastewater Challenges on Cape Cod

Interested in joining the discussion about wastewater challenges on Cape Cod? Check out “The Alternative”, a new weekly newsletter from Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center!

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Read The Alternative: MASSTC’s Weekly Newsletter

The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Technology Center (MASSTC) is the nation’s premier third-party testing and research facility for innovative/alternative (I/A) onsite septic treatment technologies. Since 1999, MASSTC has tested dozens […]

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WCAI: Cape Cod researchers study removing PFAS from the waste stream

The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, or MASSTC, is a premier site for wastewater research located on Cape Cod. Some of their tests involve adding woodchips to septic systems to […]

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Potentially Dangerous Bacterial Infections from Swimming and Shellfish: What You Should Know

You may have heard the rather alarming news about people contracting “flesh eating bacteria” while swimming in the ocean in North Carolina, Connecticut and New York. And while these cases are relatively rare, it’s important to understand how and why these infections occur.

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Urine Diversion Pilot Study Pitched to Falmouth Water Quality Committee

Read the September 6 Falmouth Enterprise article, highlighting Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center’ pitch on a urine diversion pilot project to Falmouth’s water quality management committee last Wednesday, August […]

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A Summary of Title 5 Regulation Changes

The Problem: Nutrient Pollution from Septic Tanks on Cape Cod DID YOU KNOW? The majority of homes on Cape Cod–more than 85%–use septic systems for wastewater treatment. While septic systems […]

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Barnstable County Community Health Newsletter, 6th Edition

As we wrap up a busy summer season on Cape Cod, it’s important to focus on one of ourmost important environmental health issues–water quality. August is National WaterQuality Month and […]

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WCAI’s The Point | Recycling Urine to Solve our Wastewater Problem

The state and EPA have mandated that the Cape manage wastewater to prevent nutrient overload in our ponds, estuaries and embayments. Alternative septic systems and sewering are both expensive options. […]

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