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CHARLESTOWN â€” The Wastewater Management Commission is taking steps to update the townâ€™s wastewater ordinance (210) to bring technical references in line with current industry standards and the Department of Environmental Managementâ€™s (DEM) terminology. The original ordinance was adopted in 1994.
â€śWhole paragraphs have been rendered obsolete by the progress of time and changes in DEM regulations,â€ť said Commission Chair Thomas Ferrio.
Wastewater Manager/Environmental Scientist Matthew Dowling said that the original ordinance had been assembled from two documents, creating red