RCL Parson’s Creek Pollution Information

December 11, 2017 presentation to BOS repeats known findings that we have an issue.  
a) Septic system density above .26 per acre causes problems, Parsons Creek Watershed is at .45 systems per acre.  The problem is over saturated land.  At this point, testing should only be to monitor progress or in our case the lack of progress.
b) The plumes (spread) from the leach fields are getting into the wetlands.  Of the 843 systems, 331 are within 50 feet of wetlands, 26 more are within 75ft and another 26 are within 100ft of wetlands (a total of 383 systems are too close to wetlands).
 
December 2017 Testing update and Recommendations:  WQUpdate_BOS
December 2017 Detailed analysis and explanations of the problem (where the above facts come from): ISDS Handouts
December 2017 Recommendations from the Consultants:  A must read  draft recommendations
 
From 2016
Parson’s Creek Committee Final Report November 2016:  ParsonsCreekCteeRptToBOS112816
See RCL summary:  Click Here
 Slides from DES presentation to the LNH:  Slides from Burack DES to LNH 11.4.16
January 13th Public Presentation:  Jan 13 2016 Parsons Creek Report   Click Here to watch the video
December 2015 Overview created by FB Engineering:  Dec 2015 Overview from FBE
Pump Out Ordinance Wording:  Pump out Ordinance as of Dec 15  Pump out zone:  Pump Out Ordinance Zone
Updated Septic Pump Out Ordinance December 28th:  Septic Pump Out Ordinance Dec 28 2015
Listing of Reports Submitted to Rye:
State and Consultant Reports on the Pollution at Parsons Creek.
2000 Shellfish Study:  2000 Shellfish report
2008 FBE Report to Rye:  2008 FBE Report
2011 FB Report and Plan of Action for Rye:  2011-parsons-creek-wbp  Note:  This is what we should working against
2012 FB RFP Proposal:  FB_proposal August 2012
2013 FB Progress Report:  July 2013 Tracking ECS_Rye_Bacteria _source_Tracking
2014  February Wright Pierce StormWater Report:  Wright Pierce BMP Report February 2014
2014 FB Sept 2014 Progress Report: Sept 2014 Report
2104 Report to the BOS Sept 2014: FB Sept 22 2014 Presentation
2015 April report to BOS:  presentation to Selectmen 4-9-2015
2015 October 26 FB presentation:  FB BOS Report -10-26-15
2015 Sampling Memo’s to Town Admin: 2015 Testing Memos to BOS
2016 Testing data:  Click Here
2017 Summer Testing:  Click Here
2017 Winter Testing:  WQUpdate_BOS
 
Maps of Testing:
 Parsons Creek Parcel Map:  parcel Map  parcel map with numbers:  parcel map with numbers
2014 Sampling map:  2014 sampling map and 2014 MAP OF WATERSHED
Septic System Risk maps:  Septic Risk parcel map part 1 and Septic Risk parcel map part 2doc
 
Educational data:
Storm Water Best Practice Management:  Storm Water BMP
319 Grant Brochure:  watershed Grant No Date
Grant update – Not dated:  2014 Grant Overview
2017 Reports and Recommendations:  draft recommendations   ISDS Handouts
 
The town has been “working” on the pollution problem since 2010.

There is a sidebar link on the Town Web Site Click Here.  Like much of the Planning Board communication, it is far from user friendly, just a bunch of unstructured links.  The FB Environmental presentation from the October 26th BOS meeting was still not posted by Thanksgiving.

Have the “residents” in the Watershed been meeting to discuss the problem?

To date, most of the investment has been through “grants”, not Rye aggressively investing to resolve the pollution of the Ocean.

What can you do to get the town to take more pro-active responsibility for this ongoing pollution?

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