Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping
Clean Water is a Community Effort
The Town conducts numerous activities that can pose a threat to water quality if practices and procedures are not in place to prevent pollutants from entering the MS4. These activities include winter road maintenance, minor road repairs and other infrastructure work, automobile fleet maintenance, landscaping and park maintenance, and building maintenance. The Town also conducts activities that remove pollutants from the MS4 when performed properly, such as parking lot and street sweeping and storm drain system cleaning. Finally, municipal facilities can be sources of stormwater pollutants if Best Management Practices (BMPs) are not in place to contain spills, manage trash, and handle nonstormwater discharges
Please visit the Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping document on the EPA web site to better understand how the Town can minimize the impact that its operations have on water quality.