Baker-Polito Administration Awards Funding to Communities to Protect Coastal Water Quality

HYANNIS – The Baker-Polito administration has announced $500,000 in grants to support local efforts addressing polluted storm water runoff thus protecting coastal water quality.

The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, has received $59,988 to complete the design and permitting of storm water treatment systems at priority locations in the Three Bays watershed. This work builds on a previous CPR grant and is part of a larger project to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the area.

The Town of Provincetown will receive $95,250 to develop final designs for porous pavement along a section of Commercial Street—the fifth and final phase of a larger project.

Sandwich will receive $95,742 to design and construct treatment systems to intercept and infiltrate storm water runoff at a number of sites within the Town Neck Beach parking lot, Boardwalk Road, and other locations.

Finally, Yarmouth will receive $63,510 to construct a subsurface gravel wetland to treat storm water runoff contaminated with bacteria, and nitrogen.

The goal of CZM’s CPR Grant Program is to improve water quality and protect coastal habitats, by reducing or eliminating nonpoint sources of pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in the nation.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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