A new generation of “enhanced” innovative and alternative (I/A) septic systems is showing greater performance potential. Some are also treating emerging contaminants of concern, and many are easier to maintain than older I/A systems. Towns proposing to use I/A systems to improve water quality may need to adopt a Responsible Management Entity (RME) to manage those systems. Town goals in deploying I/As may range from using these systems as part of their Total Maximum Daily Load compliance plans submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, or outside of regulatory filings as a means to address new and expanded development, or for other purposes. Learn about different RME models that can be adopted to meet various town goals.
Patty Daley | Legal and Policy Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
Scott Horsley | Water Resources Consultant
Korrin Peterson | Senior Attorney, Buzzards Bay Coalition
Brian Baumgaertel | Senior Environmental Specialist and Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center Director, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment