The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) describes and details the activities and measures that the Town of Oxford will implement to meet the terms and conditions of the EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in Massachusetts.
The main elements of the SWMP are:
A public education program in order to affect public behavior causing stormwater pollution.
An opportunity for the public to participate and provide comments on the stormwater program.
A program to effectively find and eliminate illicit discharges within the MS4.
A program to effectively control construction site stormwater discharges to the MS4.
A program to ensure that stormwater from development projects entering the MS4 is adequately controlled by the construction of stormwater controls.
A good housekeeping program to ensure that stormwater pollution sources on municipal properties and from municipal operations are minimized.