Why all the fuss about stormwater?

The Federal Clean Water Act requires towns to take steps necessary to reduce stormwater runoff.  Towns are required to do the following:

  1. Conduct outreach and education about stormwater runoff.
  2. Provide opportunities for residents to participate in conversations and activites related to reducing polluted stormwater runoff.
  3. Detect illicit discharges.
  4. Control construction site runoff.
  5. Control post-construction site runoff.
  6. Perform municipal housekeeping to take steps to prevent runoff from town buildings and activities.