Friday, March 9, 2001
State DEP rejects Congregational Church septic plan
The state department of environmental protection (DEP) has written a letter to the Carlisle Congregational Church disagreeing with the information on measured flow rates for a septic system for the new church addition. Engineer Joe March of Stamski and McNary had provided flow rates for the sanctuary, using data from the new St. Irene Church. DEP pointed out that the septic plan must account for flows from all church facilities, including the sanctuary, the fellowship hall which includes a kitchen, and the school, as all of these facilities could be used on the same day.
Potentially this could set back construction schedules significantly. According to board of health agent Linda Fantasia, the church will probably need to redesign the septic system and resubmit the plans to the board for approval. If any part of the design does not conform to regulations, the DEP will need to review the plans. In addition, if a new septic plan causes a change in the site plan, the church may need to go back to the planning board and the selectmen for a new permit.
Construction has begun at the church under the current permit, but the foundation has not been started.
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