The Water Pollution Control Authority (WCPA) authorized staff to update the Town's Master Sewer Plan, which was last completed in 1995 for the Roaring Brook watershed only. Prior to this there were three Master Plans which were prepared between 1976 and 1977 for the three major water sheds; Roaring Brook, Salmon Brook, and Hubbard Brook. Although the Roaring Brook plan was updated in 1995, plans for Salmon and Hubbard Brook watersheds were not updated. These plans outlined a broad sewer system program which generally provided for the construction of sewers along brooks and stream corridors throughout these watersheds. Since these plans were no longer considered viable long term solutions updating and consolidation of plans was recommended.
The following summarizes goals of the new Master Sewer Plan:
|1. Consolidate and update to current standards and practices previous planning documents from the1970's.|
|2. Protect the rural nature of the Town while planning for the management of future wastewater needs.|
|3. Provide recommendations for the most economically sound and cost effective approach to wastewater disposal which are consistent with current Town and State Plans of Conservation Development, Town Planning and Zoning, wetland regulations, anticipated development and redevelopment and current engineering standards.|
|4. Identify future requirements for maintenance and replacement of an aging sanitary sewer system infrastructure.|
|5. Understand future needs and financial requirements for the WPCA as it relates to an aging infrastructure.|
The 2017 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan recently accepted by the Water Pollution Control Authority is now available for download using the link below. Please note that it is approximately 100MB in size.