| LIFE AT WSU | Sustainability | 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.
EPA: After The Storm Brochure Massachusetts Watershed Coalition: Rain Garden Guide WSU Stormwater Management Report City of Worcester: Clean Worcester Waters Stormwater Pollution: Causes, Effects & Solutions