Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Program

Concord Public Works (CPW) is currently working to implement a 5-year Stormwater Management Plan known as the "Phase II Storm Water Program" as required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and United States Environmental Protection Agency. Phase II local governments are required to develop and implement a stormwater management program that includes 6 minimum measures:
  1. Public Education and outreach on stormwater impacts
  2. Public involvement and participation
  3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE)
  4. Construction site stormwater runoff control
  5. Post construction stormwater management for new development and redevelopment
  6. Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater Management Program

The new Town of Concord Stormwater Regulations and Public Works Design Standards and Details were adopted by the Public Works Commission in a hearing March 15, 2011 consistent with the requirements of MGL Chapter 83 Section 10. The standards and regulations clarify stormwater management plan and erosion control plan submittal requirements for projects requiring technical stormwater review by Town staff through existing Town Board and Commission permit processes or projects not requiring board or commission permits, but disturbing 1 or more acres of land.

Any questions on the standards or details or the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program can be directed to the Town Engineer, William Renault at 978-318-3210 or by email.


Car Care & Maintenance

  • Recycle motor oil and antifreeze
  • Use commercial car washes that recycle wash water
  • Use low-phosphate detergents when washing your car at home
  • Check for fluid leaks regularly

Lawn & Yard Care

  • Mulch leaves and grass clippings
  • Reduce the size of your lawn by utilizing decorative rock gardens and natural vegetation 
  • Use organic lawn care products
  • Do not overuse fertilizer
  • Re-plant bare areas to discourage soil erosion