The town of Barnstable estimates it will cost $1.4billion to undo the decades of neglect of our polluted, dying waterways. That could cost a property owner $17k over 30 years for sewering costs and other remediation technologies. Yup, that’s a lot of money. But the cost of doing nothing is even scarier. The decrease in water quality directly correlates with a decline in the value of our homes.
So, when it’s time for Barnstable residents to fund the 30-year Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP), consider the cost of doing nothing before voting yea or nay.