“These three entities have utterly failed to protect Cape Cod’s waters,” said Christopher Kilian, Vice President of Strategic Litigation at CLF. “We’ve known for years that septic systems across the Cape are dumping waste into the bays and ponds the region depends on for tourism. Until they get this problem under control, the installation of new systems and the inspection of properties with existing septic must be halted.”
New Hampshire communities are already acting to adapt to climate change.
Climate change will impact septic systems. Lawmakers can get ahead of this clean water issue by adapting septic system regulations to the climate changes to come.
This white paper addresses whether states in New England are adequately addressing the issues presented by climate change in septic system regulation.