Edgartown Enforces Strict Limits at Wastewater Plant
Noah Asimow
The Edgartown wastewater treatment facility has dramatically curtailed its capacity for taking pumpouts from septic systems in recent months, forcing septic haulers to scramble.
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Graphic Report: Jay's Septic
Paul Karasik

A detailed look at the work of the man who keeps Island septic systems tuned up and running at peak performance.

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Sewering Can Help Save Ponds, But at a Cost
Alex Elvin
Without wastewater treatment facilities, Island ponds could be in worse shape. Estuaries suffer from nitrogen overload, coming mostly from septic systems that remove bacteria but not nitrogen.
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Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives
Alex Elvin
A few hundred alternative systems are installed on Martha's Vineyard, mostly in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. The technology could help achieve nitrogen mitigation in Island coastal ponds.
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Sewer System Deadline Nears
Chris Burrell
With only two months to go before the Oak Bluffs wastewater plant switches into gear, the town has no one to man the operation.
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Island Official's Septic Permit Raises Issues of Zoning Rules
CHRIS BURRELL

Island Official's Septic Permit Raises Issues of Zoning Rules

By CHRIS BURRELL

The operator of the Island's only two sewage treatment plants, who is also a member and former chairman of the Oak Bluffs board of health, may have sidestepped state environmental regulations when he applied for permits to have his old house demolished and a new one built in its place.

Joseph Alosso's property off County road sits in an area of town called Zone 2, where strict state and local regulations protect the town drinking water supply.

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