Stormwater (MS4)

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With assistance from the Massachusetts Statewide Municipal Stormwater Coalition and competitive State funding, the Town of Charlton has committed to taking part in the Think Blue Massachusetts Statewide Stormwater public awareness and education program.

Pollution from stormwater runoff is the number one source of water pollution in Massachusetts. The Think Blue campaign supports Massachusetts Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program Plan 2014 to 2019 recommended action to “develop educational programs and materials that inform citizens about the causes and effects of NPS, and alert them to land use decisions that residents can make to protect and enhance water quality within our community and the Commonwealth.

Click here to visit our Charlton Stormwater Think Blue Facebook Page.

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To learn more tune into the Town’s Cable channel or visit the Think Blue Massachusetts website.

Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition

Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition (CMRSWC) provides stormwater related information to residents, businesses, and other stakeholders located in:

  • Ashland
  • Auburn
  • Charlton
  • Dudley
  • Fitchburg
  • Framingham
  • Grafton
  • Holden
  • Hopkinton
  • Leicester
  • Lunenburg
  • Marlborough
  • Millbury
  • Natick
  • Northbridge
  • Northborough
  • Oxford
  • Palmer
  • Paxton
  • Rutland
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southborough
  • Southbridge
  • Spencer
  • Sterling
  • Sturbridge
  • Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • West Boylston
  • Westborough

CMRSWC Spring 2018 Newsletter (PDF)

Fall Impact on Stormwater Management

Every fall, the accumulation of leaves on catch basins can result in flooding. Please know that DPW is aware of this seasonal negative impact condition and is proactively addressing it.

Storm Drain
Storm Drain Covered by Leaves