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Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant Initiative

September, 2016

QQLA has submitted an “intent to sue” letter to the town of Spencer via our attorney; Jamie Vander Salm of Worcester, MA. Our substantiated claim is that SWWTP (Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant)is out of compliance with the Clean Water Act related to significant water loss into the ground water without a required permit and necessary ongoing monitoring.

The treatment plant’s NPDES permit renewal is past due since 2012 and as a federal responsibility, the EPA is the lead agency. QQLA has made multiple efforts to be influential in the requirements of that permit.

QQLA officers have met with the 3 towns leadership and our Political Representatives. Letters of concern from all towns have been submitted to Spencer.


Massachusetts Executive Office Of Environmental Affairs report: "Total Maximum Daily Loads of Total Phosphorus for Quaboag & Quacumquasit Ponds"


Please review our presentation.

The ESS Group, an environmental consulting company, has prepared an assessment for the QQLA about the water quality in the vicinity of the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant.


Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant Map

Route of discharge from SWWTP





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