CONSIDERATIONS ON INLAND SEWAGE DISPOSAL IN FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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The Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, has employed an engineering firm to design a sewerage system to be considered by the Town for disposal of domestic wastes. It has been recommended that a sewage treatment plant, with primary and secondary treatment, be located near Nobska Point, and that the treated effluent be disposed of in Vineyard Sound through a strategically located marine outfall. As possible alternates to the plant near Nobska Point, Whitman and Howard suggested two inland disposal sites - one near the corner of Brick Kiln and Sandwich Roads and the other on Blacksmith Shop Road near the Town dump. These inland plants would discharge secondary treated effluent into the ground through appropriate sand filter beds. A group of investigators at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has suggested an optimal location for the marine outfall in terms of its possible effects on the waters of Vineyard Sound. The report is a companion to their report, and considers the consequences of disposing treated effluent at the alternative inland sites.
- Water Pollution and Control