Stormwater Information

The City of Watertown has developed Chapter 33 of the City Code to aid in the regulation and protection of local water quality.

This ordinance provides the authority to prohibit the discharge of non-stormwater to the City stormwater drainage system and details the enforcement actions taken upon a violation. Basically, only rain should go down the drain.

There are many things you can do to be informed and help keep stormwater clean. 

Storm Water Drains Directly Into Our Rivers and Lakes

Ten Simple Things You Can Do

Salt Wise

**Please note that the City of Watertown does require the following permit:**

*An Erosion Control and Storm Water Runoff Permit if you are either disturbing or grading more than 5,000 square feet of land or excavating and/or filling more than 400 cubic yards of material.  

To view the City of Watertown's Annual MS4 Permits, please click here.

To see some frequently asked questions and the answers regarding stormwater in the City of Watertown, please click here.