Rainfall and snowmelt that are unable to infiltrate into the ground run into a network of storm drains and discharge directly into local bodies of water. Unless properly managed, runoffs can create flooding, erosion, and water quality problems.
As stormwater flows through paved surfaces, Runoff can pick up toxic contaminants such as trash, chemicals, and heavy metals before draining into local waterways. This can contaminate swimming areas, and groundwater, and add toxic chemicals into the food chain.
ECOS reduces potential pollution by managingthe stormwater program which addresses regulations, operations, and maintenance.
MWRA Sewer Use Regulations – Provides a detailed overview of state regulations regarding wastewater discharge into the Authority Sewerage System.
MWRA Discharge Limits Overview – is a comprehensive list provided by the Northeastern University that is designed to show the MWRA discharge limits overview
Help Us Protect Our Waterways
Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Placing solid waste in proper garbage and recycling bins
Properly disposing of paint, cooking oil, and grease
Avoid spreading chemicals such as fertilizers and insecticides
Keep up with regular car maintenance to prevent leaks