Footbridge over Charles River near Albemarle Road
Stormwater is water that runs off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, paved roads, driveways and parking lots. Stormwater carries sediment and surface pollutants such as petroleum products, litter/trash, phosphorus and nitrogen. Stormwater is washed down storm drains. The vast drain piping network carries the stormwater into one of the many brooks or ponds in the City where it ultimately ends up in the Charles River.
Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.
Please follow this link to view our catch basin atlas to locate your nearest catch basin
Please See The Bottom Of The Page For The Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Plan Executive Summary And Other Documentation.