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1998 Septic System Test Center Groundbreaking Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

Septic System Test Center Groundbreaking

Wareham -- A Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 8, 10:30 A.M. at the Otis Air National Guard Base on the Massachusetts Military Reservation for a facility to test and promote innovative types of septic systems in Massachusetts.

Confirmed to speak are Environmental Affairs Secretary Trudy Coxe, Congressman William Delahunt, and EPA Regional Administrator John DeVillars, and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Struhs.

The facility, titled the "Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center" has been more than two years in the making, and is the result of a collaboration of the Buzzards Bay NEP National Estuary Program-- a unit of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment, UMass Dartmouth Center for Marine Science and Technology, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The ceremony will be held on Kittridge Rd, near the Falmouth gate. In the event of heavy rain, the indoor ceremony will be at Building 330 Generals Way.

From off Cape Cod: Take Rt 495 south to the Bourne Bridge, and cross the Cape Cod Canal. Proceed through the rotary 180 degrees and take Rt 28 south towards Falmouth and Woods Hole. Proceed to the next rotary and go three quarters of the way around to the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) entrance. Go straight on the entrance road (west) until you reach a rotary with a large water tower just to the north. Turn right and head south. Go straight through two stop signs, the road will then bear 90 degrees left (west) and become South Outer Road. Follow South Outer Road to the red flashing stoplight and turn right onto Simpkins Rd. Take the second right onto Kittredge Rd. The new Otis wastewater treatment plant will be to your left with ground breaking site ahead on left.

From Rt. 151 and the Falmouth Gate: Take Old Sandwich Road north to the MMR Falmouth Gate and Simpkins Road. Take the first left from Simpkins Road onto Kittredge Rd. Pass the new Otis wastewater treatment plant to your left with ground breaking site ahead on left.

From Cape Cod: Take Rt 130 to Snake Pond Road and the MMR gate at Snake Pond Road. Turn left at MMR gatehouse, then right and follow road around airstrip to water tower at rotary. Go around the rotary 180 degrees, then go straight through two stop signs, the road will then bear 90 degrees left (west) and become South Outer Road. Follow South Outer Road to the red flashing stoplight and turn right onto Simpkins Rd. Take the second right onto Kittredge Rd. The new Otis wastewater treatment plant will be to your left with ground breaking site ahead on left.

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