The Wastewater Solutions project seeks to provide the Colchester Selectboard with alternatives of effectively addressing human wastewater pollution in the Inner Bay (289 properties) so as to maintain and improve water quality for both current and future land use and site conditions. Preferred solutions will be efficient, cost-effective, and reliable.
The Colchester Selectboard tasked the Planning Commission in March 2019 with gathering public input, developing options for addressing longstanding wastewater issues, and reporting back to the Selectboard. Over the summer of 2019, the Planning Commission held a series of workshops to address wastewater pollution. The Commission is evaluating the options considered: purchase and conservation of existing properties, sewer, community septic, and no action.
The Commission presented the draft report at its meeting on November 19th and took comments through its meeting on December 17th. The Commission made revisions on the 17th and unanimously adopted the report. The report will be presented to the Selectboard on January 14, 2020.
The Malletts Bay Initiative Report can be found online here.