Proposed Sewer Rule Change Violates Clean Water Act

As part of its recent “permit streamlining” proposal, the MassDEP has proposed the repeal of allL state-permitting for sewer users. This includes permitting of the heaviest, dirtiest industries, no matter how toxic their wastewater may be or how ill-prepared local authorities are to regulate them.

Westwood’s Purgatory Brook Hit With Sewer Overflow

Last Thursday afternoon, a section of one of Westwood’s main sewer lines along Clapboardtree Street, just north of Washington Street, collapsed. The line carries sewage to the Mass Water Resources Authority trunk line. The resulting blockage caused sewage to back up in the system and ultimately to overflow into nearby Purgatory Brook. The Westwood Department […]