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Engineering, Planning & Conservation

Posted on: February 26, 2019

Stormwater Regulations and Utility in Effect

On February 19, 2019, as part of the MS4-2016 Permit and Article 21 (the Stormwater Management Bylaw), the Board of Sewer Commissioners voted to adopt the Stormwater Management Rules & Regulations (effective February 20, 2019), Stormwater Utility Rates (effective July 1, 2019), Stormwater Management Credit Policy, and Stormwater Management Application Review & Inspection Fee.

Stormwater Utility

The Stormwater Utility fee will charge parcels based on their total impervious area including, but not limited to, private roads, paved parking lots, private sidewalks, walkways, rooftops, pools, decks/porches, sheds, and areas with compacted dirt/gravel.

Property owners who believe that they may be billed incorrectly (e.g. pervious area underneath deck, common driveways, etc.) may submit a Stormwater Utility Petition for Adjustment to the Department of Public Works - Engineering Division.

Property owners may apply for credit against the Stormwater Utility fee by submitting a Stormwater Management Credit Application to the Department of Public Works - Engineering Division if their BMPs exceed existing stormwater regulations.

Stormwater Management Permit

Any new construction filed on or after February 20, 2019 (whether through Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Building Inspectors, etc.) that disturbs 5,000 square feet or more must apply for a Stormwater Management Permit with the Department of Public Works - Engineering Division.

Resources

Article 21, Stormwater Management Bylaw

SW Management Rules & Regulations

SW Utility Rates

SW Utility Frequently Asked Questions

SW Utility Petition for Adjustment Form

SW Management Credit Policy

SW Management Credit Application

SW Management Application Review & Inspection Fee

SW Management Permit Application


You can find more information on the Town's Stormwater Management webpage.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at stormwater@shrewsburyma.gov or call us at 508-841-8502.

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