Figure 1-1. Aerial of the Gulf, Cohasset Cove and Bassings Beach
Suspected sources of pollution for Bassings Beach are inadequate septic systems on Bassings and/or at the Lighthouse Keeper function Hall on the hill above Parker Avenue Cut (Jim Drysdale, The Gulf Association).
Scituate Harbor Water Quality Classification: Class SA Scituate Harbor is listed on the draft 2006 Integrated List of Waters in Category 5. This segment is impaired due to pathogens and a TMDL is required. Shellfishing is prohibited due to municipal point source discharge from municipal separate storm sewer systems, marina/boating sanitary on-vessel discharges, on-site septic systems, and wet weather discharges from non-point sources (DEP, 2006).
South Coastal Watershed Action Plan 9/12/2006 Watershed Action Alliance