Action Item 2.1.2.2: Advanced package wastewater treatment

Where possible and consistent with water quality protection, utilize advanced package wastewater treatment with groundwater recharge for other concentrations of residential and commercial development.1
  • 1. Package treatment plant effluent discharged in a Zone II water protection area should undergo the highest possible level of treatment. No discharge is allowed into a Zone I.
Priority: 
2nd Highest
Timing: 
Ongoing (existing actions or efforts to be continued and expanded)
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Town Meeting?: 
No
Primary Inventory Element: 
Natural Resources
Other Inventory Elements: 
Facilities
Land Use
Sustainability
Lead Owner: 
Board of Health<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Health Department

Comments

From ACES: Even the most advanced wastewater treatment systems do not treat for all contaminants; however, given that treatment plants already discharge into Zone IIs, please amend to state that package treatment plant effluent discharged in a Zone II water protection area, as defined by the Acton Water District’s map, should undergo highest possible level of treatment, and that no discharge is allowed into a Zone I, also as delineated by the Acton Water District maps.