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Clean Water Monday at Cape Cod Beer with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

February 27, 2023
  • 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601
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    • Dates: February 27, 2023
    • Location: Cape Cod Beer
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Price: Free

    Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Mondays (formally Clean Water Wednesdays), an educational series held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we dive deep into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! #CleanWaterMatters

    Time To Stop Kicking the Can: Addressing the Cape’s Wastewater Crisis

    Much needed changes are coming to address how to reduce the flow of wastewater loaded with nitrogen and other pollutants into our local waters. And these changes will be impacting all of us here on Cape Cod.

    Join us to learn about the regional implications of regulations proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which are designed to improve coastal and inland water quality by accelerating reductions in nitrogen releases from traditional septic systems. In addition, hear about BCWC's neighborhood demonstration and testing project for innovative and advanced (I/A) septic system technologies and other non-traditional solutions for controlling nutrient loading in the Three Bays watershed. A bigger issue is how will the average homeowner pay for these septic system upgrades and sewering. Find out about the financing options available, including the newly revised Barnstable County Septic Management Loan Program.

    Speakers: 

    Zee Crocker: 

    BCWC Executive Director Zenas “Zee” Crocker grew up on Cape Cod and has ancestral roots in Osterville, Cotuit, and Barnstable. He spent over 30 years in the financial services industry in New York, Boston, and Asia before retiring in 2016. Zee’s extensive travels informed him about our increasingly compromised global environment, especially regarding air and water pollution. Unable to sit still in retirement, Zee agreed to take the helm of Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) in June 2017 with a focus on addressing water quality conditions and developing nature-based solutions to improve and clean the Cape’s waters.

    Brian Baumgaertel:

    Brian is the Director of the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center and is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment. He is a Registered Sanitarian, Environmental Health Specialist, Title 5 Soil Evaluator and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Originally from Upstate New York, Brian has lived on Cape Cod for 15 years and currently resides in Mashpee.

    This event is FREE to attend. Please RSVP through Eventbrite!

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