As far back as 1992, The Town of Westford has recognized the need to address the lack of wastewater disposal capacity for the town’s buildings, and has been exploring possible solutions in and around the Village Center since 2014. In November, 2023 the Town put forth a Bond Vote for a $400,000 contingency to build a Community Wastewater System on a parcel of land owned by the Town at Maple Shade Town Forest on Brookside Road. That bond vote failed, but the wastewater challenges persist. Moving forward, as of 1/11/2024, the Selectboard directed the Planning Commission to work with the Town Administrator and consultant Ron Rodjenski to research and present alternative wastewater solutions.
This page serves to make public records, related to the study of wastewater alternatives, accessible to any interested parties. Meeting minutes, signed contracts and study results will be posted here as they become available. If you have questions or would like to request additional information, email email@example.com
Wastewater Alternatives Committee Members:
Holly Delisle, Town Administrator
George Lamphere, Planning Commission
Ron Rodjenski, Moderator, Stone Shore Municipal Consulting
Harmony Cism, Minute Clerk
Bill Hill, Resident
Carol Winfield, Resident
Lori Johnson, Resident
Martha Heath, Resident
Jeremy Berger, Resident
Paul Birnholz, Resident
Reports & Studies
2022 Town Center Area Wastewater Alternative Studies – Summary of Findings, 1 page
This document contains links to the full reports.
2014 Site Specific Community Wastewater Capacity Soil Study / Tests in the Town Common Area, Stone Environmental Inc., 19 pages
This report summarizes unsuitable soils found on the Town Common & Brick Meeting House parcels and suitable soils for a 1,220 gallons per day system on the United Church of Westford property, noting that an existing water supply well constraints needing additional engineering review.
2008 Study of Community Wastewater Disposal Alternatives for the Town Center, 74 pages
This report maps soils suitable for wastewater disposal for 78 parcels, with 42 parcels supporting onsite wastewater disposal systems, six areas for community wastewater. ]