Stormwater Projects and Grants
In addition to our regular work, the Stormwater Division is working on several other projects in various stages, including several grant-funded projects. This page is a landing page for past and current projects, grants we've received, and project details. Below you can find plans, public meetings, project status, and funding information for each of the grants. If you have any questions about our grants or projects, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 781-794-8930.
- 2022-24 - Elder Affairs Stormwater Implementation
- View the designs for the Elder Affairs project here .
- This project, partially funded by a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Grant from MassDEP, will reconstruct the drainage in the Elder Affairs (71 Cleveland Avenue) parking lot and construct a bioretention basin. A bioretention basin is a stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP). It is a shallow depression that uses soil, plants, and microbes to remove pollution from stormwater and control stormwater flow. The depression is filled with gravel and sandy soil, then topped with a layer of mulch and planted with moisture-friendly plants.
- 2022-24 - Watson Park Stormwater Implementation
- View the designs for the Watson Park Stormwater Project here.
- This project will reconstruct the drainage in Watson Park to create a bioretention basin and subsurface infiltration basin.
- A bioretention basin is a stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP). It is a shallow depression that uses soil, plants, and microbes to remove pollution from stormwater and control stormwater flow. The depression is filled with gravel and sandy soil, then topped with a layer of mulch and planted with moisture-friendly plants.
- A subsurface infiltration basin uses precast structures to retain water and filter out sediments, infiltrating water before it is returned to groundwater.
- This project was funded partially by several grants, including:
- MassDEP Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Grant
- MAPC Resilience Community of Practice Grant
- Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant
- MassDEP 604b grant
- 2022 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant
- This grant was awarded to us by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. We will bring the design from a past 604b grant of Smith’s Beach parking lot to 100% designs and permit with the Braintree Conservation Commission.
- View designs here
- Watch February 2, 2022 public meeting here
- 2019 604b Grant (completed)
- This grant was awarded to us by the EPA and MassDEP. The money funded a study of Town-owned properties to evaluate potential for green infrastructure retrofits and prepare conceptual designs for 7 sites. This study has allowed us to apply for and receive grants for further design and permitting, many of which are listed above.
- To see the 7 finalist sites, watch our July 21, 2021 public meeting here
Tree filter box built as part of the MAPC Resilient Communities Grant in 2019 YouTube Video