Town Government &
Committees: Wastewater Master Planning Committee
Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)
Recommended Plan - Phase II, July 2011
Needs Analysis - Phase I, March 2007
- Full Document (PDF, 4.68 MB)
- Cover and Table of Contents (PDF, 266 kb)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 446 kb)
- Section 1 (PDF, 742 kb)
- Section 2 (PDF, 361 kb)
- Section 3 (PDF, 645 kb)
- Section 4 (PDF, 627 kb)
- Appendix A (PDF, 598 kb)
- Appendix B (PDF, 977 kb)
- Appendix C (PDF, 555 kb)
- Appendix D (PDF, 781 kb)
- Appendix E (PDF, 165 kb)
- Appendix F (PDF, 163 kb)
Please note: These are large files and may take time to download.
2011 Annual Report
The majority work of the Wastewater Master Planning Committee was largely finished in 2010, capped with a final public hearing on April 22 and completion of the draft Master Wastewater Plan. A Master Wastewater Plan serves to guide the town in making wastewater decisions over the next twenty years.
The Committee did not dissolve, however, in order to be available for consultation to the other development boards as the process for further refining water and wastewater options for the Preferred Alternative – providing Wastewater Management services for the newly designated Industrial Park Sewer District (IPSD) in South Hingham – evolved to a stage in which additional detailed analysis and recommendations were required.
The Committee met on July 29, 2011 to consider the costs and benefits of alternative wastewater management options for the IPSD. Generally, the alternatives addressed, first, the scope of the collection area and second, a comparison of disposal via either a connection to the MWRA (through either Weymouth or the North Sewer District) or by discharge through a decentralized wastewater processing facility located proximate to the IPSD. Considerations of the Committee included the cost of each alternative as well each alternatives impact on water quality, water supply, air quality, noise levels, wetlands, water balance and other community characteristics, as well as institutional impacts.
After extensive review and discussion regarding these alternatives, the Committee unanimously voted in favor of Alternative 3 (Hingham Alternative-Decentralized) which entails the construction of a decentralized packaged wastewater treatment and disposal facility along with associated collection system to serve the entire Industrial Park Area. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Committee authorized the Chair to work the Town's Development Director and Project Engineer to modify the Master Plan to conform to the Committee's final recommendation. This work was completed in September, 2011 and the plan forwarded to the Sewer Commission for final ratification and subsequent submission to the State DEP.
As noted in last year's report, the Committee has been an unusually successful collaborative effort between the Sewer Commission, Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Water Supply Committee, accompanied by significant input from the Advisory Committee and the public. The Committee would particularly like to thank Community Planning Director Katy Lacy for her significant assistance to the Committee and commend her for her substantial contributions to the final Master Plan.
Our work successfully completed, the Committee is now ready to be dissolved by order of Town Meeting.
Mat MacIver, Chair
Kirk Shilts, Secretary
Roger Sullivan, Ex. Officio
| Appointees - (ART 23 ATM 2004)
|Michael Salerno (Sewer Comm. Rep)
|John Riley (Selectmen Rep.)
|Kirk Shilts (Board of Health Rep.)
|Eugene Babin (Con. Comm. Rep.)
|Gary Tondorf-Dick (Planning Board Rep.)
|Richard Hull (Selectmen Appt.)
|Mark White (Selectmen Appt.)
|Mathew MacIver (Moderator Appt.)
|Francis Mahoney, Jr. (Moderator Appt.)
|Roger Sullivan (ex officio)