Wilmington Health Department Announces Sanitary Sewer Overflow Public Notification Plan

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Health Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — In January 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law. This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes releases known as combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).

MassDEP recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters and has developed regulations to implement this law (314 CMR 16.00: Notification Requirements to Promote Public Awareness of Sewage Pollution).

When a discharge or overflow occurs, the Town of Wilmington Sewer Department or Board of Health sends out a public advisory notification. On business days, this website will be updated within 8 hours of the notification. During weekends or holidays, this website will be updated on the next business day.

You can also see a list of discharge and overflow events on the MassDEP website. This list is updated within 24 hours of when the public advisory notification is sent.

Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s