RIGHT-OF-WAYS ABUTTERS PROTECT YOURSELF from Herbicide Application by Eversource

September 15, 2017

The greatest mistake is for us to do nothing! 


Report what you see to your Town Health Department and also to poccacapecod@gmail.com. 

We continue to educate the state, MDAR and Eversource,

yet they spray above our aquifer.


Why can’t we have electricity without poisoning our drinking water?

Are we going to allow corporate behavior

to undermine the web of life on Cape Cod?
Our health, our environment and our finances are at stake. 

Get involved.  You live here.


On the list for 2017 YOP starting

October 1st to December 31st 2017: 

Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham,

Dennis, Harwich, Orleans and Sandwich,

along with Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard.


~    Protect your loved ones    ~


1 – Close all windows in homes and cars from

October 1st to December 31st.

2 -  Relocate sensitive persons

 keep kids & pets off of power lines until after many strong rains. 

Track runners find another route until Springtime.

3 - Leave shoes outside for they will bring in chemical toxins

that linger in your carpets & rugs for years bringing

low dose toxic exposure to your pets & family.

4 - Bring in all toys and furniture prior to spraying and store inside.

5 - Do not grow any edible foods on or near power lines.

6 - Stake your well. 

NO spraying is allowed within 50 feet of your private well.

7 - Remove trees and shrubs prior to spraying

and ask your neighbors also.



As an abutter you have the ability to

help stop more herbicide use along ROW


1 - Are you an abutter to the Rights-of-way power lines

on Cape Cod or MV? 

2 - Do you have an easement with

Eversource on the deed to your land?

3 - What does the easement read

regarding vegetation management?

4 - Please scan your easement and send it topoccacapecod@gmail.com

5 - Call Eversource 1.800.592.2000,

ask to be exempt from herbicidal application.

6 - Would you like to go to court to stop this? 

The POCCA team has an attorney willing

to do this for FREE but there are filing fees and mailing costs to explain.

7 - The POCCA team has taken Eversource to superior court on behalf of 4 abutters and were successful in receiving an exemption.








Thank you for getting involved in this

important matter to help protect our aquifer

www.poccacapecod.org    Laura Kelley   774.353.6511   poccacapecod@gmail.com

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