Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Compliance Documents

EPA MS4 Stormwater Program

The storm drain system in Needham is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permit program. The issuance of this permit means that residents, businesses, developers, and industrial facilities in Needham are responsible for reducing the discharge of pollutants from the municipality's storm sewer system to the maximum extent practicable.  

Town of Needham MS4 Compliance Documents

Annual Report (Year 1)
2016 NPDES Permit Application (EPA)
2016 MS4 EPA Approval Letter (EPA)
2018 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)  
*The SWMP is open for public comment and review for 60 days 9/30/19 to 11/29/19 
         Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Status
 Phosphorus Control Plan (PCP) Status
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Program
Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention (O&M) Plan (in development)
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) (in development)

Needham Stormwater Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)(in development)

Catch Basin Inspection & Cleaning Procedures
Construction Site Stormwater Inspections
Site Plan Review Procedures
Sweeping Streets & Parking Lots Procedures
Winter Road Maintenance - Snow Removal & De-Icing Procedures

Other MS4 Stormwater Documents

Needham Stormwater Bylaw
Annual Report Logbook (Year 1)
Needham Infiltration Map