Wastewater: The Scoop on Poop

January 14, 2012
Waquoit Bay Reserve

An expert panel will discuss the pros and cons of centralized and decentralized treatment options including sewers, neighborhood cluster systems, on-site alternative systems (including composting and urine diverting systems), shellfish aquaculture for nitrogen removal, and modifying tidal inlets to improve flushing. Panelists Mike Giggey, Senior VP, Wright-Pierce, and member of Mass DEP’s task force updating the groundwater discharge permitting regulations. George Heufelder, Dir. of the Barnstable Cty Dept of Health and the Environment, established the MA Alternative Septic System Test Center in 1999. John Ramsey, Sr Coastal Engineer and Principal at Applied Coastal Research, has served as the coastal engineering consultant to the MA Coastal Zone Management (MCZM). Diane Murphy, Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist at the Cape Cod Cooperative Ext and Woods Hole Sea Grant Program has participated in many studies on shellfish aquaculture