Great Pond Targeted Watershed Management Plan - Final - December 1, 2022

The Final Great Pond Targeted Watershed Management Plan / Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (TWMP/EIR) is the Town's plan to meet nutrient limits set by the state for Great Pond.  The TWMP was prepared by the Town's consultant GHD Inc., in collaboration with the Department of Public Works' Wastewater Division and the Water Quality Management Committee.  

Maps of Great Pond Watershed Sewer Project Phase 1 and 2 Areas and Phase 1 Project Plan 

The plan involves expanding the existing sewer collection system in two phases: Phase 1 includes the northeast portion of the Maravista peninsula as well as the Teaticket Path peninsula, and Phase 2 includes the Acapesket peninsula.  A lift station and force main would convey the wastewater to the Town's existing main treatment facility, and the Town's northernmost existing open sand beds would be expanded to handle discharge of the treated wastewater.  In addition, the plan involves fertilizer management, stormwater management, shellfish aquaculture in Great Pond, and a permeable reactive barrier.  The plan also includes consideration of the next phases of nutrient management, in order to meet the nutrient limits for other impacted coastal ponds in Falmouth. Below are links to the Final TWMP/EIR dated December 1, 2022 (each section is a separate link, to make download/viewing faster) and to each of its Appendices. 

Great Pond Targeted Watershed Management Plan / Supplemental Environmental Impact Report - December 1, 2022 - Appendices

  1. Appendix 1-1 MEPA Certificates and Response Letters
  2. Appendix 3-1 Assessment of Bournes Pond Oyster Aquaculture Effects on Water Quality and Nutrient Cy
  3. Appendix 3-2 Best Practices Guide for Nitrogen Remediation Using Oyster Aquaculture
  4. Appendix 3-3 Request for Statements of Qualifications - Falmouth MA Aquaculture Services
  5. Appendix 3-4 Field Scale Validation of Permeable Reactive Barriers for Non-Point Source Groundwater
  6. Appendix 3-5 Falmouth BMP Pollutant Reduction Estimate Summary, Prepared by Comprehensive Environme
  7. Appendix 3-6 Falmouth Stormwater and Runoff Management Mailer
  8. Appendix 3-7 Falmouth Fertilizer Bylaw
  9. Appendix 3-8 Fertilizer Management Annual Mailers- Town of Falmouth and MES
  10. Appendix 3-9 Diagnostic Assessment of Nutrient Cycling in Mill Pond, Prepared by SMAST
  11. Appendix 3-10 Scope of Work- Technical Support for the Town of Falmouth Mill Pond Nutrient Managem
  12. Appendix 3-11 Mill Pond Nutrient Removal Pilots Update, Prepared by SMAST and Dated Aug 17, 2021
  13. Appendix 3-12 Evaluating the Effects of Replacing Septic Systems with Municipal Sewers on Groundwat
  14. Appendix 3-13 Scope of Work- Technical Support for Assessing the Ecological Health of Little Pond (2)
  15. Appendix 3-14 Nitrogen Reducing Innovation and Alternative Septic Systems Installed in Falmouth
  16. Appendix 3-15 Final Report- Designing a Municipal Model for Mandating, Funding, and Managing Innova
  17. Appendix 3-16 I-A Proposed Bylaw, Draft Dated May 2, 2021
  18. Appendix 4-1 Falmouth WWTF FSP Including a Plant Evaluation and Condition Assessment 2022
  19. Appendix 4-2 Town of Falmouth, MA Final Blacksmith Shop Road WWTF Phosphorus Removal Evaluation
  20. Appendix 4-3 Teaticket-Acapesket Study Area Discharge Technologies Evaluation- Tech Memo No. 3 2019
  21. Appendix 4-4 Great Pond TWMP Final Tech Memo 3 - Additional Site Characterizations of Allen Parcel, Beds 14 &15, and Augusta Parcel
  22. Appendix 4-5 FINAL Open Sand Beds 14 & 15 Hydraulic Load Testing Summary
  23. Appendix 4-6 Assessing the Effects of Effluent Discharge from Proposed Ocean Outfall Sites- W Falmouth - 2019
  24. Appendix 4-7 Crocker Pond, Potential Soil Attenuation of Phosphorous Migration from Infiltrating at Site 7
  25. Appendix 6-1 Falmouth Green House Gas (GHG) Evaluation - Great Pond TWMP
  26. Appendix 6-2 Great Pond TWMP MA Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool Analysis
  27. Appendix 10-1 2013 Falmouth CWMP Volume 1