FALMOUTH — A consulting firm hired by the town will begin drafting a plan next month to find ways to improve the health of Falmouth’s watersheds.

The town’s watershed plan was last updated in 2017. The revamped plan will include available data and studies of area watersheds so consultant Attaining Solutions can provide a roadmap and solutions to any issues discovered.

Initially, in 2012, the focus was on Webes Creek, a small tributary of Mill Creek that discharges into Mussel Cove and Casco Bay. A large portion of the Route 1 commercial district is within the 341-acre watershed. The focus has since grown to include all the watersheds in Falmouth.

Attaining Solutions will begin to work with local officials on draft plans come April, according to a presentation from Attaining Solutions to the Town Council on Feb. 19.

The project was awarded a $15,000 grant in 2018 from the Department of Agriculture’s Maine Coastal Communities Grant, and Falmouth is providing a 50-50 match of $9,600.

Recommendations will be discussed by the Town Council and the Conservation Commission at public meetings in April and June before final approval in early fall.