Mansion House Pays Fine for Illegal Water Discharge Into Wastewater Plant
The Vineyard Haven hotel has paid fines totaling $21,400 to the town of Tisbury for illegally discharging groundwater into the aging municipal sewer system over more than half a year. The charge represents $100 a day for 214 days.
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Tisbury Reshuffles Sewer Advisory Board
A divided Tisbury select board voted this week to appoint two new members to the town’s sewer advisory board, along with four existing members — but not longstanding representative John Best, whose request was denied.
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Illegal Sewer Tie-In Caused Tisbury Wastewater System Failure
An illegal sewer connection at a Beach Road property overwhelmed a nearby town-owned pump station during last Thursday’s intense rainfall, causing hundreds of gallons of sewage to be discharged into the Vineyard Haven harbor.
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Tisbury Conditionally Approves Downtown Sewer Flow Increases

With the town sewer plant near capacity, two Island developers received conditional approval from the Tisbury select board Tuesday for additional wastewater flow at their proposed project sites downtown.

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Tisbury Issues Statement on Wastewater Issues
The Tisbury select board sent out a lengthy statement on Friday afternoon regarding wastewater issues and development in the town.
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Its Sewer Plant at Capacity, Tisbury Under Pressure as Developments Loom
Tisbury has nearly reached capacity at its aging wastewater plant, forcing the town to contend with a cascade of issues past, present and future.
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Investigation at Tisbury Sewer Plant Finds Worker Harassment
Steve Myrick

Tisbury has placed a wastewater treatment plant employee on paid leave and negotiated his resignation, after an independent investigator found 17 violations of workplace rules. The town will take steps to prevent future harassment and bullying.

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Tisbury Approves Sewer Plant Upgrade, Rejects Connector Road Again
Ivy Ashe

Tisbury voters spent six and a half hours over two nights Tuesday and Wednesday tackling the 56 articles on their annual and special town meeting warrants, agreeing to fund new dredging projects, construct a new leaching facility and rehabilitate the town standpipe, but rejecting $1.3million to build a connector road between Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Holmes Hole Road.

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Tisbury Severs Firm in Wastewater Plan
JONATHAN BURKE

Tisbury Severs Firm in Wastewater Plan

Selectmen Drop Earth Tech Engineers in Sharp Dispute Over Money Issues; Rhode Island Company Gets Nod

By JONATHAN BURKE

Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to terminate the town's relationship with its wastewater engineers and to jump to another firm on the eve of the town's largest municipal project in decades.

Confronted with a fee hike request from Earth Tech, the selectmen decided to move forward with the engineering firm of BETA Group Inc., based in Lincoln, R.I.

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Wastewater System in Tisbury Places Limits on Town Growth
JONATHAN BURKE

Wastewater System in Tisbury Places Limits on Town Growth

By JONATHAN BURKE

The day Tisbury's new wastewater system goes online next year, it will be running at its full capacity. That's right: No headroom or provision for growth has been designed into the municipal system now under construction in the Island's main port town.

This means that a homeowner will not be allowed to add a bedroom and a restaurant owner will not be allowed more tables unless such expansion would have been feasible under Title V septic regulations.

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