Plymouth & Carver: Stop the Airport Expansion! Informational Flyer

  Meg Sheehan  Aquifer

Airport Expansion Flyer

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Stop the Airport Expansion

The Plymouth Municipal Airport is in West Plymouth on South Meadow Road and extends into Carver.

The Airport Commissioners propose to extend the runway, build two new hangers, reconstruct a taxi lane and runway and extend water and sewer lines.   

TAKE ACTION! Sign the letter campaign!

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Attend the Airport Commissioner’s Meetings usually on the first Thursday of the month.

Next meeting December 7, 2023

About the Process

 The public has a right to have their concerns addressed. The airport expansion requires an environmental study. The study is here. 

The Airport’s notice says: “DuBois & King has been assisting the Plymouth Municipal Airport and Plymouth Airport Commission with the Airport’s Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) for the proposed Runway 6 extension project and additional proposed projects under the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  This EA/EIR effort began in November of 2022 following an extensive effort to revise the Airport’s Technical Master Plan Update (TMPU) and Airport Layout Plan (ALP) that lasted over a year and included four public meetings from January 2022 through March 2023.  We appreciate the interest and feedback we have received from members of the public and community throughout the process.”

Make your voice heard! Submit written comments to the state by January 8, 2024.


  • Drinking water Will Airport expansion harm our drinking water? Section 4.2 of the study says drinking water wells are “not affected”. The study does not give enough information about this conclusion.
  • Our water comes from the underground Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer. The groundwater is vulnerable to contamination.
    • The Town’s 2019 draft water system master plan says the Airport “is located adjacent to the Zone II area [protection area] for the Federal Furnace Well and could be a potential source for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
    • PFAS is a type of chemical that causes health problems, including cancer.
    • The Town’s 2019 draft water system master plan says we should be doing more to protect our wells: “Considering how susceptible the [Town’s] sources are to contamination; it is recommended that a more stringent groundwater protection district be developed.”
    • Private drinking water wells may also be impacted
  • Air pollution The study used an air station in Boston to conclude that air pollution is not a problem. The Airport must test current air pollution near the Airport and guarantee that the fumes from the Airport are not harming people now or in the future.
  • Noise and Light pollution


Find out more:

Airport Website Environmental Study

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Below: MAP OF WELLS AROUND THE AIRPORT: Available at MassMapper GIS – a free mapping system from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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