Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Clean Water is a Community Effort

The Town conducts numerous activities that can threaten 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, 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, 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 non-stormwater discharges

Additional Resources

Please visit the Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeepingopens PDF file document on the EPA website to better understand how the Town can minimize the impact that its operations have on water quality.