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Stormwater Advisory Committee
Steve Magoon
Director, Community Development & Planning

Conservation Agent

Matthew Shuman
Town Engineer, Dept. of Public Works

149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Stormwater Advisory Committee acts as an advisory body to the Superintendent of Public Works. The Committee will:

  • Review and make recommendations on a new stormwater ordinance and related regulations being developed by the Town. (See links at the bottom of this page for approved ordinances.)
  • Identify and advocate for stormwater funding through grants and other sources.
  • Develop educational programs to increase public awareness of stormwater management.
  • Perform any other tasks relevant to assisting the Superintendent of Public Works with the implementation of best practices for stormwater management.

The Committee shall also make an annual progress report to the Town Council.


Unless otherwise noted in the Town Calendar, the Stormwater Advisory Committee meets from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month except August at the Department of Public Works Conference Room, 124 Orchard Street, Watertown. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend meetings.

SAC Meeting Agendas
SAC Meeting Minutes

Stormwater Ordinances

1.  Ordinance O-2011-23, Prohibition of Illicit Discharges
     (This ordinance is also posted on the DPW website.)

2.  Ordinance O-2016-7, Stormwater Management and Erosion Control
     (This ordinance will also be posted on the DPW website.)

3.  Under Review: Town of Watertown Rules and Regulations for
     Stormwater Management and Erosion Control
     (These rules and regulations will be posted on the DPW website once approved.)

Members and Corresponding Terms

Seven (7) Members:  Four (4) of whom shall be citizens at-large -- three (3) shall be appointed by the Town Manager and confirmed by the Town Council, and one (1) shall be appointed by the Town Council President.  Two (2) of the four citizen members shall have professional experience related to stormwater management.  All citizen members shall be appointed to serve (or complete) a Two-Year Term.  The other three (3) members shall be Town of Watertown employees.

Residential Members
1.  David Stokes, Chair
     (TC President Appointee)
     30 Lawrence Street #2
        Term Expiration:  July 15, 2018

2.  Janet Buck
     212 Boylston Street
        Term Expiration:  July 15, 2019

3.  David Jay
     360 Charles River Road
        Term Expiration:  July 15, 2018

4.  Justin Roy
     64 Fayette Street
        Term Expiration:  July 15, 2019

Town Employee Members
5.  Steve Magoon
     Director, Community Development & Planning

6.  TBD
     Conservation Agent

7.  Matt Shuman
     Town Engineer, Dept. of Public Works

Watertown Stormwater Outfalls Map
What street do you live on?  This map of Watertown's Stormwater Outfalls will show you where the storm drains of your neighborhood empty into the Charles River.