McCauley, Stephen M.
WORC / Worcester Community Project Center
Department of Environmental Protection
Stormwater runoff is the number one pollutant of water bodies in the United States. As runoff flows over impervious surfaces, it picks up pollutants and discharges directly to nearby water bodies such as lakes or rivers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates stormwater runoff pollution through the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4, permit. Currently, Massachusetts stormwater is regulated through a 2003 MS4 permit. However, a new permit is anticipated to be issued in 2014. The goal of our project was to estimate the cost of implementing the new upcoming permit. We found the estimated cost of implementing the upcoming new permit for four case study towns with different population, area, and impervious surface area.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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