A Simmering Problem Below the Surface

Yellow Tide

A very interesting documentary by Scientific American on the problems Cape Cod is facing with its wastewater, demonstrating the challenges with existing title-5 systems and why soil and sand removal is so detrimental to the aquifer.

“There’s going to be bad smells. There’s going to be fish kills. There’s going to be a lot of algae getting entangled in your boat, in your propeller, in everything. And it’s not a nice view, you know…. So in a way, we’re decreasing the value of the land, which is precisely the same value that brought people here to enjoy an enjoyable summer.”

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