The Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Management Board voted April 14 to award the first set of subsidies, totaling $71,307,259, to qualified and eligible water quality projects in several Cape Cod towns.
Projects eligible for funding include innovative strategies and alternative septic system technologies, water quality and wastewater management planning, the construction of sewer collection systems and wastewater treatment plants, and the implementation of drainage improvements and water treatment programs to improve water quality in freshwater ponds and marine resources. Member communities must go through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, or SRF, program and be consistent with the Area Wide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) to receive funds.
The management board voted to make final commitments to fund qualified projects listed on the 2018 and 2019 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plans, in the amount of $23,945,981. Projects in Chatham Harwich, Bourne, and Orleans will receive funding.
The management board also voted to award grants to qualified and eligible town projects for pre-existing debt in the towns of Barnstable, Chatham, Falmouth, and Provincetown, totaling $16,472,568.
A full list of awards can be found at: www.capecodcommission.org/our-work/cape-cod-and-islands-water-protection-fund.
The Cape Cod Commission will now work with the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust on administration of subsidy awards and disbursement of funds to towns.