Protect Our Cape Cod Aquifer
POCCA’S most pressing issue is to prevent EVERSOURCE from spraying herbicidal applications on Cape Cod’s power lines, which can potentially poison a swath of land 150 miles long and 200 feet wide—more than 5 square miles. There are safe alternatives! EVERSOURCE should cut and mow the vegetation as they have done in the past, which will help protect our water supply and environment.
We have launched this campaign to convince EVERSOURCE to rethink their plan and become a leader in protecting the environment. To help us, please sign the petition, join our email list, and make a donation to POCCA so we can continue this effort. Thank You!
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Our Unique Landscape
Cape Cod’s landscape is unique—a fragile sandbar jutting far out to sea, surrounded by salt water and with an abundance of ponds, estuaries and bays but no major rivers or reservoirs. Our water is drawn from one source—from the ground, from the single aquifer that we all share. Each town on the Cape—even Provincetown, which has no potable water of its own and get its water from Truro—pumps its water from the ground. So no town is immune to potential water contamination.
The Cape Cod Commission’s Regional Wastewater Management Plan http://www.capecodcommission.org features maps showing the cross-boundary watersheds, as well as the degree of concern for each of the 14 towns on the Cape. As one would expect, there is greater concern in the Upper Cape, in the built-up areas of Falmouth and Hyannis, than in the Outer Cape towns where much of the land is protected by the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Let’s do all we can to protect Cape Cod’s drinking water!
If you would like to support POCCA, you may donate HERE:
to help us with the costs of paying for signs and other expenses, including maintaining this website and all paper work costs: fliers, brochures, rack cards, business cards, posters, paper & ink. All labor on behalf of POCCA is volunteer, we are only seeking to cover out-of-pocket expenses.
With your help, we will be able to preserve and protect
this beautiful place that we all love, Cape Cod.