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Chapter 278 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TREATMENT OF WASTE WATER IN THE TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

The towns of Westborough and Shrewsbury may amend an agreement entered into by the 2 towns, as authorized by chapter 412 of the acts of 1979, entitled “Agreement for the Construction and Operation of the Westborough Treatment Plant” dated September 11, 1979, to: (i) include a provision allocating the design flow capacity and of the treatment plant between the 2 towns, as mutually agreed upon; (ii) authorize the town of Westborough to adopt sewer regulations or by-laws pursuant to the recommendations and determinations set forth in an engineering study entitled “Wastewater Allocation Study”, prepared by Earth Tech Inc. and dated April 8, 2005, requiring the applicant for a new or expanded sewer connection to first determine whether the subject property is suitable for an on-site waste water disposal system and, if it is, the town of Westborough may limit or prohibit new or expanded sewer connections for the development; and (iii) provide that, notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 83 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Westborough shall not be required to commit any home, facility or lot to the town’s sewer system for the purpose of addressing sewer capacity constraints in the Wastewater Allocation Study.

Approved August 30, 2006.


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