Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition (CMRSWC) MS4 Permit Compliance

Stormwater Services
Central-Mass-expandedTata & Howard is working with communities in south-central Massachusetts under a project funded by a Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grant. Of more than 120 applications received, this stormwater project was one of few that was fully funded, which demonstrates the importance of the work and the value to the region. This project, which is supported by MassDEP, DCR, Blackstone River Coalition, and many others, is highly regarded in the industry. Tata & Howard moderated several workshops with participating communities to determine the most essential tasks for this project as well as the critical content of each task. Based on the needs identified by these workshops, the project includes 31 key tasks, detailed below, all of which are directly related to stormwater and MS4 permit compliance:

Task 1: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template

Task 2: Develop a Methodology to Reach a Common Benchmark

Task 3: Develop a Training DVD/CD

Task 4: Develop an Educational Website

Task 5: Develop a Sump Pump Discharge Policy

Task 6: Develop a Salt/Sand Application Decision Tree

Task 7: Develop a Stormwater BMP Toolbox

Task 8: Develop a Request for Proposals for General Consulting Services

Task 9: Develop Online Database for Data Management

Task 10: Integrate Stormwater System Mapping

Task 11: Facilitation and Coordination

Task 12: Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Regional Stormwater Laboratory

Task 13: Develop a Drainage Extension Approach that Mirrors Inflow Data and Priorities

Task 14: Develop Facility-Specific Figures for Incorporation into the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template

Task 15: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Documentation Packet

Task 16: Purchase and Set-Up of Leica CS25 Viva

Task 17: Ongoing Website Maintenance and Development

Task 18: In-The-Field Training on PeopleForms with Tablet Devices

Task 19: Incorporate New Community Data into Integrated Mapping

Task 20: Implement Tasks 1-7 for Expansion Communities

Task 21: Implement Addendum Tasks 12-18 for Expansion Communities

Task 22: Purchase Tablets, Including Case and Service, for Expansion Communities

Task 23: Provide PeopleGIS Training to Expansion Communities

Task 24: FY 2012 PeopleGIS Support for Expansion Communities

Task 25: Expand FY 2012 Integrated Mapping with Additional Infrastructure

Task 26: Expand and Enhance the CMRSWC Website

Task 27: Complete Field Work Using the FY 2012 Stormwater Field Services RFP

Task 28: Purchase a Storage and Transport Equipment Trailer

Task 29: Training on Water Quality Sampling

Task 30: Industrial Stormwater (MSGP) Review

Task 31: Facilitation and Coordination