Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Compliance
We have worked with numerous communities in Massachusetts to evaluate their accomplishments under the 2003 MS4 Permit and continue to help them prepare for (and sustainably finance) the changes in the updated MS4 Permit, which goes into effect July 1, 2017. Regular outfall inspections and monitoring are vital for identifying potential illicit discharges, and a strong stormwater ordinance is critical for providing legal authority and a clear process for eliminating those discharges. Tata & Howard is experienced in both, and has experience completing both dry- and wet-weather outfall inspections. Comprehensive mapping and inspection of stormwater outfalls, catch basins, infrastructure, and Best Management Practices supports an illicit discharge detection program: we provide these services from a number of offices across New England. Our professionals will develop or update Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) for highway and public works maintenance garages, water and wastewater treatment plants, transfer stations, and other municipal facilities. We work with our clients to develop public education and outreach materials and events that are effective at reaching their target audiences. We provide training to municipalities to facilitate the transition of inspection and documentation responsibilities to their staff.