Stormwater is the water that runs off the land surface when it rains or when snow melts. It enters the Town’s storm drain system and is conveyed directly to local lakes, streams, and wetlands. Stormwater runoff from natural (vegetated) land is typically low since most rain or snow melt infiltrates into the ground or is lost to evaporation. Impervious surfaces like asphalt, concrete, streets, parking lots, and rooftops prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground and create extra runoff.
Property Viewer with Impervious Surfaces & Fees
The impervious area in this viewer was created to bill our commercial & industrial, mixed use commercial-residential, commercial condos, and commercial exempt parcel owners by land use codes. All other parcel owners will be charged a flat rate by land use codes. The town will continue to update impervious area to account for recent development. Click here for our FY21 Stormwater fees. Please contact us with specific questions and concerns about your property.
PLEASE NOTE: Our impervious surface area was extracted from MassGIS (Bureau of Geographic Information) The Impervious Surface raster layer represents impervious surfaces covering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The surfaces were extracted using semi-automated techniques by Sanborn Map Company from 50-cm Vexcel UltraCam near infrared orthoimagery that was acquired in April 2005 as part of the Color Ortho Imagery project. The pixel size for the impervious surface data is 1-meter.