Planning Study - Restroom & Pump-out Facility at Mailly Waterfront Park

The Town has received a $10,000 Shore & Harbor Planning Grant from Maine Coastal Program of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  The Town of Bowdoinham was one of 11 applicants totaling, $177,950 in requests, for the $60,000 of available funding.  The grant will be used for the planning and design of a restroom facility and pump-out station at Mailly Waterfront Park. 

To carry-out this project the Town has hired Wright-Pierce.  For the pump-out station, Wright-Pierce will conduct outreach with stakeholders, including both resident boat owners and transient boaters to confirm the required capacity of such a boating sanitary pump-out facility, as well as other logistic issues, such as hours of operation and potential fees. This effort will also support projections of the required capacities of the pump-out equipment, as well as the disposal system. Wright-Pierce will develop a preliminary design for the system, including consideration of pump-out system vendors, electric supply, siting and treatment and disposal of the effluent.

Then for the restroom facility, Wright-Pierce will conduct outreach with stakeholders, including both boaters and other users of the waterfront park to confirm the required capacity of such a public restroom facility, as well as other logistic issues, such as hours of operation. This effort will also support calculations with respect to the required treatment and disposal capacity and whether the facility should be designed for seasonal versus year round operation. Wright-Pierce will develop a preliminary design for the facility, including consideration of location, building size and construction, water supply, electric supply, and treatment and disposal of the effluent.

For more information, please contact Nicole Briand, Planning & Development Director at 666-5531 or nbriand@bowdoinham.com.