Management of stormwater runoff from construction sites, roads and public and private properties is the key to keeping our local rivers and waterways clean.   Learn more about Stormwater Management and how you can Do Your Part for Cleaner Water and a Healthier Environment

Best Practices

Street cleaning

The City of Cambridge actively promotes a broad range of Best Management Practices to counter stormwater pollution. Significant investments in catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, and urban forestry programs are just a few examples of the City's approach to improving water quality.

Stormwater Runoff

Dirty runoff

Studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) have demonstrated that stormwater runoff is one of the most significant sources of water pollution, which is why DPW continues to implement an aggressive sewer separation program.  See our catchment area map to see location of outfalls and combined sewer areas.

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