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Alewife Brook sewage campaign: Support from EPA

Caption: Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A combined sewer overflow.

UPDATED May 24: Precinct 13 Town Meeting member Kristin Anderson, who is monitoring the combined sewer overflows into the Alewife Brook, provided this update.

In response the new CSO control plan “draft scopes,” the Environmental Protection Agency has sent letters to Mass. Water Resources Authority, Somerville and Cambridge, addressing all concerns from Save the Alewife Brook, which are described in its “Alewife Brook Path to Zero Sewage Pollution.“

A draft scope is framework for the planning of the new Alewife Brook CSO control plan to eliminate sewage pollution. Somerville, Cambridge and the EPA have until Dec. 31, 2023, to finish collaborating on a plan to make improvements to sewage pollution in the Alewife Brook. 

The draft scope documents are available in Save the Alewife's document library here >>

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