Manage Stormwater

Strategy 2.1.3: Manage Stormwater

Manage stormwater to reduce impacts on streams and to recharge groundwater.

Stormwater planning to support 2020 plan

Action Item 2.1.3.1: Stormwater planning to support 2020 plan

Use a proactive approach to mitigating existing stormwater issues and avoiding new problems throughout Acton. In Kelley's Corner and West Acton, do this in a manner consistent with the objective of concentrating growth, and use planning and development review to address these issues. Review existing stormwater management techniques for applicability. This action step should commence in the short term and continue through the long term.
Priority: 
Highest
Timing: 
Long-Term (complete by 2030)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Facilities
Other Inventory Elements: 
Natural Resources
Land Use
Planning?: 
Yes
Lead Owner: 
Health Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Engineering Department
Highway Department
Planning Department
See Also: 

Limit impervious surfaces

Action Item 2.1.3.2: Limit impervious surfaces

In reviewing development, consider incentives and infrastructure to create better managed runoff recharge by limiting impervious surfaces. This action step should begin in the short term and continue through the long term.1
  • 1. Limiting impervious surfaces might lead to adverse impact of groundwater in Zone II’s; this should be a tiered system depending on the sensitivity of a site’s location.
Priority: 
2nd Highest
Timing: 
New Sustained Action (start by 2015 and continue through 2030)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Land Use
Other Inventory Elements: 
Natural Resources
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Lead Owner: 
Planning Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Engineering Department
Health Department
Planning Board
Selectmen