Do other towns in Massachusetts have stormwater utilities?

Stormwater utilities have grown in popularity in Massachusetts, starting with Chicopee in 1998 and adding many more in the last 10 years. See the figure of stormwater utilities in New England (adopted through December 2022). The Western Kentucky University Stormwater Utility Survey 2022 summarizes stormwater utilities across the United States.

Some other Massachusetts communities include:

  • Ashland
  • Bellingham
  • Braintree
  • Brockton
  • Chelmsford
  • Dracut
  • Reading
  • Shrewsbury
  • Westford

These are the number of stormwater utilities by state as of December 2022:

  • Massachusetts: 20
  • Vermont: 6
  • Maine: 5
  • Connecticut: 1
  • New Hampshire and Rhode Island: 0

View the map of communities in New England that have a stormwater utility (as of December 2022)

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1. What is a stormwater utility?
2. What would the stormwater utility pay for?
3. How will the fee be calculated?
4. Can I reduce my fee?
5. Do other towns in Massachusetts have stormwater utilities?
6. How would Lexington’s Stormwater Management Program benefit me?
7. What are the fees for Fiscal Year 2025?
8. What is considered impervious area?
9. Will tax-exempt properties pay?
10. What if I believe my fee was incorrectly calculated?