Water Use and Runoff
The water that flows out of Weston comes from many sources – natural sources like rain and snow, but also from our sinks, toilets, lawns, and driveways.
Weston does all it can to prevent pollution into these waterways:
- catch basins keep trash or other debris from entering the waterways and are cleared frequently, but they can’t catch everything
- annual street sweeping program, or even cleaning up a roadway after an accident in a timely manner, keeps harmful debris from entering drainage systems
- monitor private property developments to include the proper use of erosion control devices and proper stormwater management during construction to help eliminate illicit discharges into the Town’s closed drainage system and/or streams and brooks
The water used in our homes goes through our septic systems, where it is cleaned and treated; however, we have less control over the water that flows into the drains in our roads - or even directly into our rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds - unless we are being mindful about what goes onto our lawns or left on the ground.