Scituate to start sewer-expansion project and wind turbine construction in July
The 263-foot-tall turbine is expected to provide energy to about half the town's offices, saving the town $4.5 million in energy costs over 15 years.
June 12, 2011
by Jessica Bartlett
in Boston Globe
Scituate has awarded the Musquashicut Pond sewer-extension contract to Albany's Brothers Inc., kicking off the $5.3 million project to bring sewer lines to residents around the pond.
According to town officials, over 300 homes will now use sewers rather than individual septic systems at their homes.
"This has been worked out with the [state Department of Environmental Protection] and will improve the water quality of Mushquashicut Pond also," DPW Supervisor Kevin Cafferty said.
The town plans on fronting the money by borrowing a short-term bond, and then charging residents through betterments once construction is complete.
The pond has been an area of contention for... [continue via Web link]