Worcester Community Project Center
Department of Environmental Protection
Stormwater runoff is the leading cause of water pollution in the United States. It is precipitation that flows over impervious surfaces, collects pollutants, and discharges untreated into a surface water body. The goal of this project was to improve stormwater management programs in municipalities within Central Massachusetts (MA). We worked with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to help the towns of Auburn, Holden, and Upton prepare for the upcoming MA MS4 permit. With assistance from the Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition, we developed the Catchment Area Priority Ranking System database and created several documents to aid municipalities in understanding the requirements of both the 2003 MA MS4 general and 2013 New Hampshire MS4 draft permit.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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