Draft Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

The 3rd component of the EPA grant includes the development of recommendations and a draft water resources plan. With the public's help and involvement, the Town will explore the development of various preservation measures and management plans to ensure the protection and preservation of the community's water resources today and for the future. Among those alternatives will be consideration of a municipal wastewater and storm water utility that could include both public and private infrastructure.

The Integrated Water Resources Management study will help Colchester determine if either utility is warranted, whether it is needed throughout the entire community or only in designated areas, how it would be implemented and managed, and the likely costs. The plan is also expected to include a community assistance funding program where a combination of low interest loans and grants are made available to assist residents in the upgrade or repair of their on-site septic systems.