December 11, 2017 presentation to BOS repeats known findings that we have an issue. Video Click Here – 1:34 after bacterial 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. Full report. 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). Data Table of 2017 to 2022 e-coli readings: Click HereSummary of Recommended Actions 2016 to 2022 Click HereDecember 2022 Parsons Creek Report Click HereDecember 2021 Parsons Creek Report Click HereNo 2020 Report as Covid 19 Funding was cut.November 2019 Parsons Creek Report Click HereDecember 2018 Parsons Creek Report Click HereJanuary 2018 Parsons Creek Report (2017) Click Here December 2017 Testing update and Recommendations: WQUpdate_BOSDecember 2017 Detailed analysis and explanations of the problem (where the above facts come from): ISDS HandoutsDecember 2017 Recommendations from the Consultants: A must read draft recommendations November 20, 2021 NH Shoreland Septic Report Click Here From 2016Parson’s Creek Committee Final Report November 2016: ParsonsCreekCteeRptToBOS112816See RCL summary: Click Here Slides from DES presentation to the LNH: Slides from Burack DES to LNH 11.4.16January 13th Public Presentation: Jan 13 2016 Parsons Creek Report Click Here to watch the videoDecember 2015 Overview created by FB Engineering: Dec 2015 Overview from FBEPump Out Ordinance Wording: Pump out Ordinance as of Dec 15 Pump out zone: Pump Out Ordinance ZoneUpdated Septic Pump Out Ordinance December 28th: Septic Pump Out Ordinance Dec 28 2015Listing of Reports Submitted to Rye:State and Consultant Reports on the Pollution at Parsons Creek.2000 Shellfish Study: 2000 Shellfish report2008 FBE Report to Rye: 2008 FBE Report2011 FB Report and Plan of Action for Rye: 2011-parsons-creek-wbp Note: This is what we should working against2012 FB RFP Proposal: FB_proposal August 20122013 FB Progress Report: July 2013 Tracking ECS_Rye_Bacteria _source_Tracking2014 February Wright Pierce StormWater Report: Wright Pierce BMP Report February 20142014 FB Sept 2014 Progress Report: Sept 2014 Report2104 Report to the BOS Sept 2014: FB Sept 22 2014 Presentation2015 April report to BOS: presentation to Selectmen 4-9-20152015 October 26 FB presentation: FB BOS Report -10-26-152015 Sampling Memo’s to Town Admin: 2015 Testing Memos to BOS2016 Testing data: Click Here2017 Summer Testing: Click Here2017 Winter Testing: WQUpdate_BOS Maps of Testing: Parsons Creek Parcel Map: parcel Map parcel map with numbers: parcel map with numbers2014 Sampling map: 2014 sampling map and 2014 MAP OF WATERSHEDSeptic 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 BMP319 Grant Brochure: watershed Grant No DateGrant update – Not dated: 2014 Grant Overview2017 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?