Options are being studied by the eight member Sewer Planning Work Group, established by the Board of Selectmen in June 2012 and on which MRA President Charles Stott serves.
Nutrient loading and wastewater treatment affect Nantucket in a variety of ways - there are environmental, public health, economic, aesthetic and financial implications for Nantucket residents, visitors and taxpayers. The total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), which establishes the permissable level of pollutants to be loaded into Madaket waterways, has been determined. Failure to meet the TMDL could result in the issuance of a consent order by the Commonwealth that would require the Town to take action, such as the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Madaket.
Maintaining clean and healthy waterways is most important to Madaket homeowners and seasonal visitors. Our harbors, creeks and ponds must be protected from nutrient loading caused by septic systems, fertilizer and other sources.