Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Information
The City of Cambridge has adopted a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
Wow, what a sentence. What we really mean is that the City of Cambridge is concerned about keeping our area ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers free from pollutants. You play an important role in this plan. On this page there is a variety of information on ways you can assist us to eliminate stormwater pollution and the problems associated with stormwater run-off.
Rain gardens are a beautiful landscaping addition to your home or business but they also play an important part in capturing water run and filtering it before it enters the storm water system.
Rain gardens help restore the natural water cycle by cathcing and absorbing rain water before it reaches the street and the storm sewer system.
Rain gardens (PDF) »
View public service announcements on the impact of clean water:
Clean water video »
Storm water video »
Spring Tips for Lawn and Lakes (PDF) »
City ordinance governing nuisances that can affect stormwater management (PDF) »
City ordinances on garbage-waste disposal (PDF) »
City ordinances on storm water mgt and erosion control (PDF) »
Excerpts from Cambridge's zoning code (PDF) »
Refuse (garbage) requirements, grading-drainage requirements, and sanitary sewer provisions (PDF) »