Revenue from the Stormwater Utility will fund all aspects of the stormwater management program including administration, regulatory compliance, drainage system operation & maintenance, and capital projects. A well-functioning drainage system keeps roads passable and protects public health and private property. The stormwater utility will provide sufficient funding to meet EPA’s1 annual permit requirements; this includes increased costs to significantly reduce phosphorous in stormwater runoff discharging to the Charles River. In the immediate future, the program will also need to evolve to address the impacts of climate change according to the Town’s Climate Action Plan.
1 Environmental Protection Agency