Stormwater Awareness Series: "After the Snow"

Stormwater Awareness Series: Session #16

The Town of Arlington Engineering Division is hosting a Stormwater Awareness Series open to residents of the Town of Arlington and the general public.

The series is designed to educate residents on Stormwater and the impacts on runoff, water quality, flood control and prevention, erosion and other stormwater related impacts within the Town of Arlington. Information will be provided by stormwater professionals for the purpose of increasing awareness of these issues within the Town and to provide information for residents to help understand how the surrounding environment affects, and impacts, the local water resources and what can be done to reduce these impacts.

The next presentation is scheduled to be held on April 14th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Arlington Town Hall, 2nd floor. The session will include a presentation “After the Snow” and will provide information for businesses and residents on how to clean up the affects of winter and address stormwater issues and the related impacts. The session will be followed by a question and answer session related to the presentation session topics.

Wayne A. Chouinard, Town of Arlington;  Engineering Division

This presentation will provide an overview of stormwater runoff and information for springtime maintenance tasks to counter the side effects of winter. Sand & salt, freeze & thaw, ice and snow present negative impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality. This presentation will review areas for businesses and residents to consider as the cleanup from the winter begins.

After the Snow

The following is an outline of scheduled presentation:

  1. Overview of Stormwater Runoff

  2. Winter Impact

  3. Performing Inspections

  4. Springtime Cleanup

  5. Maintenance & Repairs

    • Gutters & Downspouts

    • Parking Lots & Driveways

    • Catchbasin, manholes and drywells

    • Grading & Landscaping