• Stormwater Management Program

    Worcester State University discharges stormwater to a "municipal separate storm sewer system". As such, in accordance with Federal and State regulations, WSU applied to the EPA for coverage under a general permit to discharge stormwater in 2003. WSU received and has maintained permit coverage since 2004.

    In addition, the University's Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) has been prepared in accordance with the EPA's requirements, which became effective on July 1, 2018.

    WSU’s environmental program addresses air pollution control, hazardous waste management, and water pollution control. A key component of the WSU approach to environmental management is pollution prevention, which is incorporated into all areas of material/chemical storage and management. The SWMP is used in conjunction with WSU’s overall environmental sustainability program.

    Stormwater Management Program Resources

    PDF icon EPA: After The Storm Brochure
    PDF icon Massachusetts Watershed Coalition: Rain Garden Guide
    PDF icon WSU Stormwater Management Report
    Link Icon City of Worcester: Clean Worcester Waters
    Link Icon Stormwater Pollution: Causes, Effects & Solutions