Comprehensive Water Planning Committee

Committee Membership

Daniel Ryan 2018
Russell Schell 2018


Brewster’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan is now entering Phase 3.  Please click here to go to a separate website with project information.

The CWPC meets each month on the second and fourth Monday at Town Hall. See the town calendar for specific meeting postings. The CWPC is overseeing the Town’s water planning process. The water planning process will include the following primary tasks:

  • Develop a clear, concise set of goals and objectives for water quality management
  • Develop a draft Integrated Water Resources Management Plan as per DEP’s 2004 water policy guidance and 2005 guidance documents.
  • Conduct public hearings on the draft plan.
  • Revise the plan based upon public input.Submit a completed Integrated Water Resources Management Plan to the Board of Selectmen including an action plan, timetable, relevant cost estimates and approaches to funding.
  • Develop outreach and public education programs

Working with consultant(s), the CWPC is charged with clearly defining which water management issues are unique to Brewster and which must be addressed in a regional or specific watershed context. The consultant(s) will also help the Town to identify the optimum methods of achieving water resource protection and water management.

Approach

The CWPC shall meet with the Town Planner, as well as relevant town boards, committees, and officials to keep informed on the water planning process and contribute to that process through informational meetings with consultants, review of documents, and participation in public education opportunities. Communication between the CWPC and consultants will take place through the Planning Department and will be maintained throughout the process.

Public Participation

The CWPC will be responsible for conducting periodic public meetings to discuss progress with the water planning process and to provide a venue for the public to gain information and keep informed on the planning process. Written minutes shall be produced by the Committee, or by the consultant, should they be in attendance. All meetings shall be advertised and conducted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. The CWPC shall provide periodic progress reports to the Board of Selectmen.

Video on Demand is available of the public meetings.

Flyers and Presentations

Agendas & Minutes

Lynn Bennett, Town Planner
508-896-3701 x1133
Brewster Town Offices
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Email: planning@brewster-ma.gov