Is There A Single Best Way To Collect And Treat Orleans' Wastewater?

The Wastewater Management Steering Committee has identified three promising wastewater plans:

  • Plan 1: four decentralized wastewater facilities located in each of the major watersheds, with the effluent discharged to the groundwater at nearby sites.
  • Plan 2: a centralized wastewater facility located on the Tri-Town property with discharge to the groundwater there.
  • Plan 3: a centralized wastewater facility in South Orleans, with summer spray irrigation of golf courses in Brewster and winter discharge to the groundwater.

The WMSC is conducting a detailed comparison of these three plans and invites your input on which is "best".

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1. Why Do Orleans Residents Need to Change the Way They Dispose of Wastewater?
2. What is Nitrogen and Why Should We Worry About It?
3. How Does Nitrogen from Septic Systems and Lawn Fertilization Get into Our Coastal Waters?
4. How Many Septic Systems Must Be Eliminated?
5. If We Eliminate Septic Systems By Providing A Public Sewer System, Where Does The Nitrogen Go?
6. Doesn't Orleans Already Share A Wastewater Treatment Plant At The Tri-Town Site Near Rt. 6 & 6A?
7. If We Build A New Wastewater Treatment Plant, What Would Happen To The Existing Tri-Town Facility?
8. Is There A Single Best Way To Collect And Treat Orleans' Wastewater?
9. How Will The WMSC Determine Which Plan Is "Best"?
10. How Long Will It Take To Clean Up The Nitrogen Problem?
11. What Happens If We Do Nothing About The Nitrogen Problem?
12. Is There Money To Be Saved By Finding Regional Solutions?
13. How much will the CWMP cost me?