Mallets Bay Initiative- Wastewater Solutions

The Wastewater Solutions project seeks to provide the Colchester Selectboard with alternatives of effectively address human wastewater pollution in the Inner Bay (289 properties) so as to maintain and improve water quality for both current and future land use and site conditions. Preferred solutions  will be efficient, cost effective, and reliable.

The Colchester Selectboard tasked the Planning Commission in March 2019 with gathering public input, developing options for addressing longstanding wastewater issues, and reporting back to the Selectboard.  Over the summer of 2019, the Planning Commission held a series of workshops to  address wastewater pollution. The Commission is evaluating the options considered: purchase and conservation of existing properties, sewer, community septic and no action.

The Commission has begun work on drafting will present the draft report at its meeting on November 19th.  The draft report can be reviewed here.  Comments on the draft will be accepted until December 13th and the Commission will look to finalize the report thereafter for presentation to the Selectboard in early January 2020.

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Can't make it to a meeting or prefer other methods of communications? Email Sarah Hadd, Director, at or call at (802)-264-5602