How much will the CWMP cost me?

Preliminary estimates indicate that the 3 plans under consideration will cost the following:

  • Plan 1: $204 million
  • Plan 2: $145 million
  • Plan 3: $170 million

How the facilities will be funded has not yet been determined. Capital facilities is expected to be through a combination of taxes and betterments. Access to the State Revolving Fund will help to reduce the cost to taxpayers.

Operational costs will be paid through user fees to those connected to the sewer.

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1. Why Do Orleans Residents Need to Change the Way They Dispose of Wastewater?
2. What is Nitrogen and Why Should We Worry About It?
3. How Does Nitrogen from Septic Systems and Lawn Fertilization Get into Our Coastal Waters?
4. How Many Septic Systems Must Be Eliminated?
5. If We Eliminate Septic Systems By Providing A Public Sewer System, Where Does The Nitrogen Go?
6. Doesn't Orleans Already Share A Wastewater Treatment Plant At The Tri-Town Site Near Rt. 6 & 6A?
7. If We Build A New Wastewater Treatment Plant, What Would Happen To The Existing Tri-Town Facility?
8. Is There A Single Best Way To Collect And Treat Orleans' Wastewater?
9. How Will The WMSC Determine Which Plan Is "Best"?
10. How Long Will It Take To Clean Up The Nitrogen Problem?
11. What Happens If We Do Nothing About The Nitrogen Problem?
12. Is There Money To Be Saved By Finding Regional Solutions?
13. How much will the CWMP cost me?