Wicked Local: Report: Water quality in most Cape ponds, bays unacceptable

by | Oct 4, 2019 | Press

The waters of the Cape are fundamentally unhealthy. That is the top-line summary of the just-released State of the Waters: Cape Cod Report by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, which held its annual meeting and discussed the report’s data Tuesday night in Dennis.

More than two-thirds of the Cape’s coastal embayments and one-third of its ponds are suffering from unacceptable water quality due to excess nutrients, according to the report, which is available online at capecodwaters.org.

“The report conclusions clearly show the alarming impacts that excessive nutrients from inadequately treated wastewater have had on water resources all across Cape Cod,” Andrew Gottlieb, APCC’s executive director, said.

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