By Carrie Gentile
The water quality in Little Pond is showing improvement since the surrounding homes were hooked to town sewer four years ago, and after a $40 million investment to taxpayers.
The town has been monitoring the pond for the last three years to measure nitrogen levels. The average of the data collected at the 46 locations on various dates points indicates a downward trend in the amount of nitrogen over time, with one well in particular showing promising results.
“The fact that the dissolved inorganic nitrogen is at 3.2 milligrams per liter is suggestive of a steady decline,” said Kenneth H. Foreman, a member of the Falmouth Water Quality Management Committee and a scientist at Marine Biological Laboratory. Read more …