Wastewater Infrastructure

Updated: 9/22/2023

Notice for Meetinghouse Pond Sewer Abutters: 

 Construction work is ongoing on School Road from Town Hall toward Monument Road. Town Hall parking is restricted to the parking lot at 139 Main Street (across the street from Town Hall). Police Details are on-site to help with access to Town Hall. The Town Hall parking lot will open when the work and equipment have moved far enough down School Road to safely allow access to the parking lot entrance.

Gravity sewer construction will continue to Monument Road toward Pond Road the week of October 23rd (tentative). 

Low-pressure sewer construction will begin on Lake Farm Lane within the next two weeks.

 The Contractor will be updating the construction schedule. For more information on the locations and construction details, please visit the following link:

 Construction Activities & Detours - Three-Week Lookahead

Notice for Downtown Area Sewer Abutters: 

We are encouraging properties in the Downtown Area to begin the process of hiring an engineer for sewer service connections as soon as possible. 

Please refer to the Town of Orleans website for the current notice

Please click here to view the table of Estimated Betterment Values.

Please visit the Sewer Service Connections webpage for resources and information for property owners located within the Downtown Area. See below for the Connection Schedule.


See below the informational brochure that was shared as part of the 2022 Celebrate Our Waters Festival showcasing the on-going Orleans Wastewater Treatment Facility and Collection System projects: 

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Recent News: The Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Management Board voted on 4/14/21 to give Orleans a 25 percent grant for the Downtown Area Wastewater Project in the amount of $14,852,300.  Please note that this is the largest grant ever received by the Town and it is consistent with the financial plan that was developed over the last few years.

You can view the Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Notice of Subsidy (PDF). Please visit the Citizens Communications page to view current and previous construction and detour updates and previous communication to property owners in the project area.