Storm Water FAQ's

  1. What is Storm Water

Storm water is rain water that runs off impervious surfaces such as streets, driveways, parking lots, rooftops, or other tightly packed surfaces. Impervious surfaces reduce the ability of storm water to be absorbed or infiltrate into the ground.

  1. Why did Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen vote to establish a storm water enterprise fund (SWEF)?
  1. Why is storm water management necessary?
  1. How is the SWEF fee calculated?
  1. How is total impervious surface area determined?
  1. For what purposes will SWEF fee revenue be used?
  1. Will residents be assessed a SWEF fee if their property is located on a private way or on a town accepted street that does not have catch basins or storm drains?
  1. Are there certain types of properties that are exempt from the storm water fee?
  1. Has the Town made any provisions for storm water abatements?
  1. What are some typical storm water devices that qualify for storm water abatements?
  1. What are some typical devices that do not qualify for storm water abatements?
  1. Where can I obtain more information or file for an abatement?
  1. Is the storm water abatement permanent?