Runoff generated from urban properties following rainfall, commonly called 'stormwater', has the potential to carry pollutants into our waterways and contribute to water-quality impairments. New EPA regulations require that municipally owned drainage systems control these pollutants before they reach public waterways. In support of this goal, an interdisciplinary team of city planners, engineers, and water-quality managers meet regularly to review new development or redevelopment projects and ensure that stormwater is properly managed during and after construction. Incremental improvements to the management of stormwater runoff from private property will help to reduce negative impacts to local waterways.
If you have questions about the stormwater planning process, or have concerns about stormwater runoff in your neighborhood, please contact the Engineering Manager, Mike Stuer, at (978) 674-1606.