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Waste-water treatment plant to reduce nitrogen discharge

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The Town Council has voted to recommend a Town Meeting warrant article seeking $14.1 million to build a waste-water treatment plant that will meet new nitrogen discharge limits. Last month town officials agreed to accept a permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that will ultimately reduce the amount of nitrogen discharge from the town’s waste water to 3 milligrams per liter. The existing waste-water plant discharges 30 milligrams per liter. EPA officials contend that nitrogen from local waste-water treatment plants is reducing eelgrass and oyster populations in the Great Bay estuary.

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