Water Efficiency
Implement Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

What Is It?

A stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) outlines best management practices to treat, store, and filtrate water runoff onsite before it can affect water bodies downstream. These practices can include large-scale innovative site designs that reduce imperviousness and/or smaller-scale low-impact development practices dispersed throughout a site.


SWPPP’s mitigate the negative impacts of stormwater from impervious surfaces. This helps improve local and regional water quality by reducing pollution to lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal areas.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Boston Architectural College – Green Alley Project
  • Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf
  • Dana-Farber
  • Forest City
  • Gillette
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • New England Aquarium
  • Save that Stuff
  • TD Garden

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of SWPPPs in the Boston Area:

A Small Selection of Consulting Groups Offering SWPPP Services in Boston


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