Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P

Abstract

The Town of Mashpee, Massachusetts, is evaluating wastewater treatment options to reduce nutrient loading from septic system discharge seeping into coastal waters. Several potential treated effluent discharge sites were identified to minimize nutrient loading in estuarine ecosystems. Proposed sites were evaluated using computer modeling to consider current land use, groundwater mounding and the effects of discharge on estuarine nutrient levels and nearby groundwater features. This report concludes with two preliminary design Scenarios for effluent discharge facilities.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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