Know The Rules!

The old saying “ignorance of the law is no excuse” applies to stormwater regulations, so be “in-the-know” when it comes to facilities you own or/and activities you are involved with that can affect stormwater runoff:

Best Management Practices (BMPs) are on-site stormwater management structures found in shopping centers, office parks, industrial sites, and residential subdivisions and require regular maintenance and inspections.

Car Washing Events (such as fund-raisers) require an application from the town and need to be held in locations that meet stormwater guidelines.

Illicit Discharge is anything that goes down the storm drain that is not stormwater, and some discharges are both harmful and illegal.

Septic Tank Pump-Outs are required periodically for all septic tank systems located within the town limits.