As we face the complex challenges of ensuring Cape Cod’s groundwater remains clean and healthy for generations to come, Barnstable County has launched a webpage with information about the critical issues relating to the quality of our water supply. Visit today and get an in-depth look into Cape Cod's unique aquifer system, why its protection is so important, as well as listen to the first episode of Potty Talk from the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center – a podcast that covers all aspects of wastewater science. 


Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their draft decision on the proposed machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod. Barnstable County wants to make sure residents have their questions answered and are aware of the EPA's public comment period until June 26, 2023, and the public hearing on May 24, 2023.

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment Endorses EPA Report on Proposed Machine Gun Range Threat to Upper Cape's Water Supply Reserve - Barnstable County

May 11, 2023 (BARNSTABLE, MA) - At the County Commissioners' regular meeting, the Department of Health and Environment concurred with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]


EPA Proposes Draft Determination to Protect Cape Cod's Sole Source of Drinking Water; Seeks Public Input on Groundwater Impacts from Proposed Machine Gun Range Project

EPA has a 60-day public comment period through June 26. Further, EPA will hold a May 24th public hearing to accept verbal comments. [...]

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