The Stormwater By-law

This By-law was adopted to ensure that development, redevelopment, and land disturbance activities do not increase stormwater run-off. Regulating stormwater protects abutting wetlands, properties, and homeowners from the likelihood of experiencing increased flooding problems and erosion from nearby construction sites, as well as protecting our lakes, rivers, and streams from stormwater pollution, which is the fastest growing water pollution in the state.

Regulations and Application

The Stormwater Permitting Authority

The Stormwater Permitting Authority is responsible for administering, implementing, and enforcing the Stormwater and Erosion Control By-law and involves the following departments:

  • Conservation
  • Health
  • Public Works
  • Town Planner


Richard Sweeney, Jr., P.E.
Assistant Town Engineer/Stormwater Engineer

Additional Stormwater Management Information

Everyone can do their part to reduce stormwater runoff pollution. Learn more on the Stormwater Management web page.