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MA State Parks – Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport, MA
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Horseneck Beach State Reservation encompasses 600 acres along two miles of barrier beach in Westport, MA. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation was faced with providing healthy facilities to accommodate its visitors without disrupting the natural landscape or damaging the environment with potentially harmful waste, and without spending millions of dollars on a sewage treatment plant for three new bathhouses.

By incorporating Clivus technology into the design of the buildings, the State was able to construct the bathhouses while minimizing site disturbance to the footprints of the buildings. Since there is no sewage being discharged, the environment is protected from pollution and the state saved millions of dollars on a waste treatment facility.

Architects:
Stephen Kelleher Architects,
Fairhaven, MA
Engineers:
Garcia-Galuska-DeSousa Consulting
Engineers, Dartmouth, MA