May 2 Town Meeting to Vote on Rt. 20 Sewer Project

From the Sudbury town website:

The Route 20 Sewer Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has prepared a comprehensive list of questions and answers to assist residents in informing themselves on Article 20 at the Annual Town Meeting, which requests an appropriation of approximately $1 million for the design and permitting of the Route 20 sewer project. If Article 20 passes at Town Meeting, a ballot vote will be needed for the appropriation. The ballot vote (election) is tentatively scheduled for June 2011.

The Route 20 sewer project is a long term project designed to sustain Sudbury both environmentally and economically. It aims to protect Sudbury’s drinking water in the Route 20 aquifer area, as well as assist businesses with their wastewater disposal so that they can stay and grow in Sudbury. Without alternative wastewater disposal, there is a risk of groundwater contamination and loss of business.

Route 20 Sewer Frequently Asked Questions 

See http://sudbury.ma.us/news/3387/ for more information

SEWERS IN SUDBURY… GET THE FACTS!

RT. 20 Sewer Advisory Committee to give presentation to Chamber Meeting on Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 5:30 pm at the Wayside Inn.

From the Advisory Committee’s letter…

Dear Sudbury Business Leader,

Sudbury faces a significant challenge to continue providing and preserving drinking water from underground aquifers to all residents, and sustaining the viability of our commercial property.  Sudbury relies almost entirely on individual on-site septic systems for the disposal and treatment of wastewater (both residential and commercial).  This is generally not an issue in residential areas, but as you may know, it has become a major problem in the areas of commercial development, particularly along an approximately 2 mile stretch of Boston Post Road.  The Town’s majority of business establishments, with almost 1 million square feet of commercial real estate, are located along this stretch of Boston Post Road, as are the Town’s water supply wells. The continued reliance on septic systems for wastewater disposal is severely limiting the growth of existing businesses, curtailing the types of businesses that are able to locate in Sudbury, eliminating the possibility of introducing mixed-use development along the corridor, and threatening the…

Downloadthe full letter…

Download the TOWN OF SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS ROUTE 20 BUSINESS DISTRICT WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE AUGUST 2010