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The Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative exists to offer a coordinated approach to enhance the water and wastewater management efforts of towns, the Regional Government and the broader community. The Collaborative seeks to protect Cape Cod’s shared water resources and to provide access to cost effective and environmentally sound wastewater infrastructure. The Collaborative seeks funding support for the Cape communities, establishes priorities, directs strategy, builds support for action, and fosters regionalism.

The Collaborative functions using the following structure:

The Collaborative shall be managed by a 17-member Governing Board composed of multi-faceted, managerially experienced persons representing each participating Town and Barnstable County.

Each Town joining the Collaborative shall appoint a representative and the Commissioners shall appoint two at-large representatives to serve nominal two-year terms as members of the Governing Board.

The Steering Committee, a five-member executive management body, shall be in session as often as needed between regular meetings of the full Governing Board in order to provide timely policy direction and to take decisive management actions as needed.

Three members of the Steering Committee shall be appointed by the Governing Board from within its member Towns, and the other two Steering Committee members shall be the same individuals appointed to the Governing Board by the Commissioners.

The Governing Board and Steering Committee shall routinely consult with and receive support from a Technical Advisory Committee for research regarding wastewater technologies, and for engineering and technical assistance on wastewater system capabilities, development, operation and maintenance.

The Governing Board meets monthly and the Steering Committee meets as necessary. View current meeting schedule, meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

The Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative was created in 2005 by county ordinance. The ordinance was revised and replaced in June 2017.


Cape Cod  Water Protection Agendas


Barnstable: Paul Hebert

Bourne: Terri Gaurino

Brewster: Ryan Bennett

Chatham: Florence Seldin

Dennis: Wayne Bergeron

Eastham: Jane Crowley

Falmouth: Ray Jack

Harwich: Larry Ballantine

Mashpee: Vacant

Orleans: Sims McGrath

Provincetown: Vacant

Sandwich: David Sampson

Truro: Emily Beebe

Wellfleet: Curt Felix

Yarmouth: Jeffrey Colby

County Appointee: Zenas Crocker

County Appointee: Ron Beaty, Alternate

Ex-officio member: George Heufelder



Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring Program for Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay, 2015

Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring Program for Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay, 2014

Water Quality Monitoring Data (Center for Coastal Studies)

Evaluation of Regionalization

Existing Regulatory Environment

1/11/2012: Executive Summary of the Report of the MEP Scientific Review Panel

· Full summary

· Full report of the MEP Scientific Review Panel

Press release on MEP Scientific Review Panel findings