Stormwater Advisory Committee

The Stormwater Advisory Committee is responsible for researching financial mechanisms to fund the small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit.  This is a federal permit mandated by the Clean Water Act.   The Environmental Protection Agency administers the Clean Water Act. The MS4 permit is a type of permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. 

The MS4 permits authorizes the storm systems of municipalities for certain discharges.  For further information please follow the link above. 

What is Stormwater and how is it different from Sewage systems?
Check out some videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLt8c2fO3QU 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-js9MPSMU

Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions about the NPDES / MS4 permit. Please note that this is a working document and may have more updates based on answers to additional questions.

To review resources and information provided by EPA for work to be done by all MS4 regulated towns, click here.

Click here for the news release from EPA regarding stormwater permit in May 2018.

Massachusetts Fact sheet surrounding this permit is posted. Click here.

Towns and MS4 communities are required to follow regulations for the 5 year permit term. Here is what is coming up soon (Year 1).

Stormwater
Committee Members


  • Rajitha Purimetla                Ex-officio
    Indefinite Term
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Maeghan Dos Anjos           Ex-officio Indefinite Term
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Vacant
    Term expires 8/31/20
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen



  • Jeanne M. Walker
    Term Expires 8/31/18
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Robert St. Germain
    Term Expires 8/31/19
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Meghan Selby
    Term Expires 8/31/19
    Appointed by Board of Selectmen
  • Hillary Waite                                        Term Expires 8/31/20                          Appointed by Board of Selectmen