Stormwater Management

Localities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to comply with a number of both State and Federal laws, regulations, and permits which require a locality to address the impacts of development and post-development stormwater runoff quality and nonpoint source pollution.

The Town of Upton has adopted a stormwater management bylaw to eliminate non-stormwater discharges to the Town's stormwater management system, and to provide reasonable guidance for the regulation of development and post-development stormwater runoff for the purpose of protecting local water resources from degradation. This bylaw prohibits the discharges of illicit materials to the Town's stormwater management system and requires the removal of all such illicit connections.

The purpose of this bylaw is to protect, maintain and enhance the public health, safety, environment, and general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse effects of development stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution associated with development.

Stormwater Management Bylaw

Review the Stormwater Management Bylaw (PDF).

Stormwater Management Documents and Forms

Please review the Stormwater Regulations and then complete the appropriate form and checklist based on your project.

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to become familiar with the Town of Upton's Stormwater Bylaw and Stormwater Regulations prior to submitting any application for a proposed project.

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Public Hearings

A public hearing on the stormwater management bylaw was held on April 11, 2012 at 8 pm at Nipmuc Regional High School PDC room.

A public hearing on amendments to the stormwater regulations was held on August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Nipmuc Regional High School PDC room.

Town Meeting Vote

The stormwater management bylaw was approved at the annual town meeting on May 10, 2012.