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This page, www.easton.ma.us/sewer is a living record of any and all information relating to the ongoing planning, development, and construction of wastewater treatment infrastructure, including treatment plants, collection systems, and more. Entries on this page will be placed in descending chronological order, with the most recent sewer related document or event at the top of the page. To view documents related only to specific sewer areas, such as North Easton Village or Easton Center (Queset), please click on the navigation panel to your left.

To browse all documents related to Easton's sewer district, please visit our Minutes on Demand page (also available by clicking "Minutes, Agendas, Documents, and Forms" to your left) and select "Sewer District" under "Sewer Commissioners".

Any questions related to this page or general sewer information should be directed to Connor Read at cread@easton.ma.us or (508) 230-0501.

December 21, 2015: Update on Queset Sewer District re: Request for Inclusion in District

On December 21, 2015, Woodard and Curran briefed the Board of Selectmen on the feasability and potential costs associated with expanding the Preliminary Quest Sewer District to include Eisenhower Drive and surrounding residential streets following a request for inclusion submitted by many residents in that area. Woodard and Curran's findings are available in this memo.

August 17, 2015: Selectmen Approve Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Mansfield

On August 17, 2015, the Board of Selectmen of Easton unanimously approved an Intermunicipal Agreement between the Town of Easton and the Town of Mansfield for the purchase of up to 165,000 gallons of wastewater treatment capacity from Mansfield in association with the future construction of the Five Corners Sewer District. A copy of the final Intermunicipal Agreement is available by clicking here.

June 29, 2015: Public Meeting and Update on the Queset Sewer District

On June 29, Woodard and Curran were present to give an update to the public on the Queset Sewer District. The full presentation is available here.

June 2, 2015: Direct Mailing to Preliminary Queset Sewer District and Abutters - Invitation to Selectmen's Meeting Discussing the Sewer District
On June 2, 2015, an invitation was mailed  to all property owners currently in, or abutting, the preliminary Queset Sewer District inviting them to attend a public information session on June 29, 2015 at Frothingham Hall. The information session details are below:

Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Frothingham Hall
15 Barrows Street
Easton, MA 02356

May 18, 2015: Town Meeting Approves Four Articles Related to the Queset Sewer District and the Five Corners Sewer District

At the 2015 Annual Town Meeting, voters approved four articles related to the Queset Sewer District (funding of purchasing capacity from a WWTF and for design, permitting, and construction of a sewer system) and Five Corners Sewer District (Approval of funding for an Inter-municipal Agreement with the Town of Mansfield and design and permitting of a sewer system). These Articles, numbers 20 - 23, are available here.

April 29, 2015: Public Information Session to Discuss the Preliminary Queset Sewer District


On April 29, 2015, the Town of Easton held a televised public information session to discuss the Preliminary Queset Sewer District. All property owners with property in or abutting the preliminary district were invited via mail to this meeting. The focus of this meeting was to bring property owners who may potentially benefit / be impacted by this sewer project up to speed with all of the information currently available. Woodard and Curran were present to provide a presentation detailing the selection of the parcels within the preliminary district, potential funding and construction timelines, as well as an in depth discussion about the financing of projects such as this through betterment assessments. The full presentation is available online by clicking here.

April 27, 2015: Discussion of Draft Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Mansfield Relating to the Five Corners Sewer Concept

On April 27, 2015 at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen's Meeting, Woodard and Curran reviewed a draft Contract for Wastewater Collection and Treatment Service between the Town of Mansfield and the Town of Easton with the Selectmen. This Intermunicipal Agrement (IMA) would allow Easton to purcahse up to 165,000 gallons of wastewater treatment capacity per day from Mansfield in the future to bring sewer infrastructure to the Five Corners Area. Draft warrant articles 23 and 24 are related to this project and can be viewed in the draft Annual Town Meeting warrant.

April 16, 2015: Direct Mailing to Preliminary Queset Sewer District and Abutters - Invitation to Public Information Session

 

On April 16, 2015, an invitation was mailed to all property owners currently in, or abutting, the preliminary Queset Sewer District inviting them to attend a public information session on April 29, 2015 at Frothingham Hall. The information session details are below:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm Frothingham Hall 15 Barrows Street Easton, MA 02356


March 30, 2015: Presentation and Submission of Report - Future Sewering of Queset Commerical District

On Monday, March 30th, Woodard and Curran provided the Board of Selectmen with the Queset Commericial District Concept Feasibility Study and Report, outlining potential sewer concepts for the Queset District. This report was accompanied with the following powerpoint presentation.

Click here for a map of the recommended parcels to be included in the Queset Sewer District. PLEASE NOTE: this map is preliminary and is NOT final. It is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen / Sewer Commissioners.

The Queset District sewer concepts co-incide with the Planning Board's ongoing considerations of re-zoning the Route 138 and Belmont Street corridor. To learn more about the potential zoning changes in this distrct, visit the Planning Department's zoning page.

January 5, 2015: Presentation - A Conceptual Overview and Introduction to Sewering the Five Corners Area via Connection to Mansfield


This presentation, provided by Woodard and Curran at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen's Meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015, gives a long-range conceptual overview of the possibility of sewering the Five Corners area by connecting to a regional wastewater treatment facility located in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

2014 and Prior: Information From Previous North Easton Village Sewer Page

History


The Town of Easton voted at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting to adopt the Easton Sewer District which is comprised of the five areas of highest need for wastewater treatment. Annual Town Meeting also voted to design and permit the North Easton Village Wastewater Collection System to provide sewer service to a portion of North Easton Village (this construction took place during 2013 and is now complete).  The Town of Easton’s Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (2004) identifies North Easton Village as the top ranked “needs area” and recommends a municipal sewer system due to the density of existing development, its location within the Aquifer Protection District and the high rate of septic failures.  The sewer treatment facility located in the redeveloped Ames Shovel Works complex provides Easton with the ability to provide sewer treatment capacity to portions of North Easton Village and is part of the Town’s initial step in creating a municipal sewer system.  

For information and project updates on the ongoing North Easton Village Infrastructure Project, please click here.   

   

Publications and Documents

 

Please note: Hard copies of the publications listed below are available for your review at the Planning & Community Development Department, 136 Elm St. N. Easton. Please see Pam Almeida, Principal Clerk, 2nd Fl., end of the hall.

 

  • Presentation: Final Betterment Assessments for the NEV Sewer District: August 18, 2014: Presentation available here.
  • Secretary of Environmental and Energy Affairs - Certificate of the Easton Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan FEIR Certificate June 9, 2014
  • Phase IV Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report)Phase IV/FEIR: April 2, 2014  [notice: large file 220 MB - recommended to download / right click "save as" rather than open in browser]
  • Notice of Project Change - Phase One Waiver Request: December 12, 2013
  • Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan FEIR Update Presentation: December 16, 2013
  • Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan DEIR Update Presentation: January 14, 2013
  • Easton Sewer District Map as of 2014: Click here

 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting May 17, 2010 approving the Easton Sewer District and funding for the design and permitting of the North Easton Village Wastewater Collection System (Articles 18, 19 & 20)

Warrant for Special Town Meeting April 5, 2010 approving the Ames Shovel Works Complex Treatment Facility Funding (Article 3)

 

Documents Available at the Ames Free Library:

The December 2012 CWMP/DEIR Report (Volume I & II)

Shelf Number: R 363.7284 COMP 2012 V. 1 & V. 2 (Noncirculating Reference)

 

December 2013 MEPA Notice of Project Change and Request for Phase One Waiver for Easton CWMP

Shelf Number: R 363.7284 MEPA 2012 (Noncirculating Reference)