The Clean Water Act (1972) authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. Objectives of the NPDES Stormwater Program are to reduce the discharge of stormwater pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. As a suburban community, Danvers is regulated by this permit program.
Information on all Massachusetts communities regulated by the Phase II Stormwater Program can be found on the EPA Site.
In an on-going effort to minimize stormwater impacts within Danvers, the Town has developed a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) detailed in three sections below. The first file details the SWMP sections 1-6, followed by Appendices A-E, finally Appendices F-G. Last updated April 2021.