TOWN OF Dennis – Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth, & Barnstable - Efficiency & Regionalization Grant
The Towns of Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth and Barnstable are pleased to announce that they have been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to receive an Efficiency and Regionalization Grant. On Friday, January 12th the Baker-Polito Administration announced the awarding of $2 million in Community Compact Grant funding. Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth and Barnstable were awarded a $150,000 grant to evaluate regional wastewater efforts.
The Commonwealth created the Efficiency & Regionalization grant program in 2016 to provide financial support to municipalities and governmental agencies who are interested in providing services to their constituents in a more efficient and cost-effective manner including regionalization.
As of July, 2017, all four Towns are designated Community Compact Towns.
Dennis, Harwich, Yarmouth, and Barnstable will be using this grant to further explore community partnership options for each to provide appropriate wastewater treatment that will protect and restore their water resources. Capital and operating costs, governance structures and implementation issues will be evaluated for these options over the next year. The main goal of this potential partnership is to evaluate all options so that the cost of wastewater planning will be reduced for the taxpayer in each of the participating towns. Three of the towns are in discussions to form the DHY Clean Waters Community Partnership.