Part of our commitment to serving the residents of Goffstown includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about water quality issues and the public’s responsibilities in protecting surface water quality for current and future generations. This section of the Town’s website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our Federal, State, and Town-driven responsibilities.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires operators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) to develop and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) to minimize the discharge of contaminates into surface waters. The Separate Storm Sewer is a system of underground pipes and surface drainage that carry rainwater and snowmelt away from roads and parking lots. Ultimately this drainage reaches our lakes and rivers.
Stormwater is a term used to describe the water that originates during precipitation events. It may also apply to water that originates with snowmelt or runoff water from overwatering that enters the stormwater system. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled in storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters. In addition to washing pollutants into our surface waters, improperly managed stormwater runoff can result in soil erosion and flooding.
If you have any questions regarding the stormwater within the Town of Goffstown, NH, please contact:
Goffstown Public Works Department
404 Elm Street
Goffstown, NH 03045
Tel: 603-497-3617 ext. 227