CWMP Final Needs Assessment Results
Disclaimer: The Needs Assessment Report available was completed in August 1999; since that time, critical new information has been produced through the Massachusetts Estuaries Project relating to watersheds, coastal embayment nitrogen loading, freshwater resources, and future conditions.
The reader is thus cautioned that relevant sections of chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are now out of date.
A Supplemental Needs Assessment Report describing the new, updated information will be available in Spring 2004.
- Cover and Table of Contents (PDF)
Includes Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, List of Appendices
- Executive Summary (PDF)
- Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF)
Includes Project Identification and Purpose, Project Background and Issues, Project Scope, Environmental Review Process, Planning Period, and Purpose and Organization of the Needs Assessment Report
- Chapter 2 Data Review (PDF)
Includes Introduction, Technical Reports and Data, and Mapping
- Chapter 3 Regulatory Issues (PDF)
Includes Introduction, State Regulatory Issues, Regional Regulatory Issues, Federal Regulatory Issues, and Town of Chatham Regulations and By-Laws
- Chapter 4 Existing Environmental Resources and Demographics (PDF)
Includes Introduction, Natural Resources, Land Use and Zoning, and Town Demographics
- Chapter 5 Existing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure (PDF)
Includes Existing Centralized Water Pollution Control Facility, Existing Wastewater Collection System, Existing On-Site Systems, Water Supply and Usage, Town-Wide Wastewater Flows and Loadings, Flow and Load Reduction Opportunities, Stormwater Discharges and Impacts, and Marine Pumpout Facilities
- Chapter 6 Future Conditions (PDF)
Includes Introduction, Growth plan, Buildout Analysis, Future Population, Future Water Demand and Capacity, Future Wastewater, Septage, trap Grease and Marine Waste Generation, and Future Nitrogen Loading to Coastal Embayments
- Chapter 7 Areas of Concern (PDF)
Includes Introduction, Coastal Embayments Watersheds, Industrially Zoned Areas, High Groundwater Areas and 100-Year Flood Zones, Areas with Low Permeability Soils, Buffer Areas Around Fresh Water Ponds and Lakes, and Non-Problem Areas.
- Chapter 8 Needs Assessment Summary (PDF)
Includes Introduction, Centralized Wastewater Facilities, Nitrogen Loading to Coastal Embayments, Water Supply Issues, Wastewater Areas of Concern, No Action Alternative, Stormwater Discharges, Institutional Issues, Data Gaps, and Next Steps to identify Solutions for Wastewater Needs.
- Chapter 9 Public Participation Program (PDF)