Chatham News: 2009 Archives
Over at the other end of the Cape State Representative Matt Patrick is thinking the same thing that many in Chatham are: To solve our environmental water pollution problems, do we need a full-fledged sewer system? Chatham's 20-year sewer project is estimated at a staggering $300 million cost. We all know how much big, long-term projects get more costly as the years roll by. Boston's Big Dig was estimated at $1.5-$3.5 billion in the early year and already has passed $15 billion in cost. It was conceived of in 1978, begun in about 1991 and more or less finished in 2007-08.
CCT will be looking into just the things Representative Patrick is talking about. While Chatham may become eligible for some low-interest or no-interest loans and some grants that may total 3-5% of the total cost, the big savings will be in finding alternatives that will do the job cost-effectively and burden taxpayers way less. If we can come up with less expensive alternatives, the state and all Cape towns will benefit as water pollution solutions become more affordable. Chatham is proud to be an environmental leader and should be even prouder to pioneer new ways of solving problems at less cost.Continue reading "THE CHALLENGE: SOLVING WATER POLLUTION PROBLEMS AFFORDABLY"
Chatham firefighters came to the rescue of a Chatham family of four and saved their lives last night. Boston's Channel 25 carried the report. Quick thinking by Lt. Dave Ready and the fast response of the Fire Department made the difference between life and death. Carbon monoxide had filled the house, which had no carbon monoxide monitors.