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Tag: Title 5

Early morning fog at Santuit Pond boat ramp.

Pollution is threatening Cape Cod’s famous waters. Its towns are spending hundreds of millions to head off an environmental disaster.

By Beth Treffeisen, Boston Globe BARNSTABLE — The beauty of its placid bays, estuaries, and ponds draws millions of visitors to Cape Cod each year. But deteriorating water quality is […]

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Photo of Bourne Town Hall, Photo Credit Gene M. Marchand/Enterprise

Bourne Exploring Use of Management Firm for Septic Systems

By Michael J. Rausch, Bourne Enterprise When it comes to the complex topic of Title 5, it seems like everyone could benefit from a little guidance. That seems to be […]

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Viruses from wastewater cultured on a petri dish at MASSTC.

MASSTC Studies Viruses and Bacteria in Wastewater to Help Keep Our Groundwater Safe

Wastewater is a veritable jungle of microscopic organisms, including bacteria and viruses. Our colleagues at the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) are interested in understanding how effective conventional […]

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Wastewater Division Director Brian Baumgaertel Talks about Changes to Title 5 Regulations

Interview by Grady Culhane, State environmental officials are tightening restrictions on Title 5 septic systems as water bodies across the Cape continue to struggle due to nitrogen pollution. Barnstable […]

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Barnstable County Commissioner’s Adopt a Proclamation for SepticSmart Week: September 19-23rd

The proclamation, signed by Barnstable County Commissioners on September 21, reads as follows: WHEREAS, proper septic system use and routine care are vital to protecting public health and preserving our […]

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