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How to Fund A Municipal Stormwater Program

April 30, 2009, this Municipal Workshop was sponsored by Massachusetts Bays Program, Salem Sound Coastwatch, Eight Towns and the Bay, MA Coastal Zone Management and the Horsley Witten Group. Over 45 people attended from across the state including engineers, planners, conservation agents, directors of public works, and GIS professionals.


We would like to thank the following presenters who have allowed us to post their presentations in PDF format.

What is a Stormwater Utility & NPDES Phase II PDF 1.7MB
- Elizabeth Baker, Sr. Environmental Planner, Horsley Witten Group


Figuring Out Your Costs for Phase II & How to Structure a Stormwater Utility PDF 1MB

- Richard Claytor, Jr. P.E., LEED, Principal Engineer, Horsley Witten Group


Case Study: Reading's Stormwater Utility PDF 1.2 MB - Joe Delaney (DEP, formerly Reading Engineer), Kim Honetschlager (Reading GIS), and Ted McIntire (Reading DPW Director)


Other Resources for Financing:

Stormwater Financing and Utility - Frequently Asked Questions PDF 34 KB

Stormwater Financing Resources PDF 43 KB
An Internet Guide to Financing Stormwater Management


Additional Website Resources

314 CMR 21.00: Stormwater Management - Nov 2008 MassDEP has proposed new regulations implementing a stormwater management program giving MassDEP the authority to issue individual and general stormwater discharge permits.

NPDES Storm Water Permit Program The Clean Water Act authorizes EPA and states, which are delegated the authority by EPA, to regulate point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

Best Management Practices for Stormwater Phase II Management
Basic Stormwater Information from EPA
Center for Watershed Protection: Stormwater Management
Stormwater Center Manager's Resource Center