Worcester State University discharges stormwater to a “municipal separate storm sewer system”. As such, in accordance with Federal and State regulations, Worcester State applied to the EPA for coverage under a general permit to discharge stormwater in 2003. Worcester State 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.
Worcester State’s environmental program addresses air pollution control, hazardous waste management, and water pollution control. A key component of the Worcester State 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 Worcester State’s overall environmental sustainability program.
Stormwater Management Program Resources