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Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

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    Our mission is simple: Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) will work to restore and preserve clean water in Barnstable.

    With science as our foundation, BCWC utilizes four core components to accomplish our mission: monitor, educate, advocate and mitigate.

    Excess nitrogen leaching from septic systems causes 80% of the nutrient pollution in our estuaries. Lawn fertilizer and storm water make up most of the balance. Our freshwater ponds are under attack from phosphates and contaminants of emerging concern; again, septic systems are the main culprit. These same sources threaten our precious sole source aquifer.

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