What Is Cranston Doing About Stormwater?

The City of Cranston is one of thirty-two Rhode Island municipalities located completely or partially in an Urbanized Area automatically designated under the Phase II program.

In Rhode Island, Phase II regulated communities will be required to apply for a Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) permit which will be issued by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM). These communities will be required to reduce the discharge of pollutants from their storm sewer systems to the "maximum extent practicable" to protect water quality.

As part of the permitting process, these regulated municipalities are required to prepare and submit Storm Water Management Plans (SWMMP) that address how the regulated MS4 will comply with six minimum control measures that are expected to significantly reduce stormwater pollution.

Small MS4/RIPDES Annual Report:

All records relating to this Permit, including the approved Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) and all Annual Reports are available to the public at the Public Works Department, 869 Park Ave. Cranston, RI during the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Per IV.G of the general permit, an Annual Report must be submitted for RIDEM for each year after the permit is issued. Previous annual reports are attached to the right.

Getting Involved:

• Be vigilant
. . . Report any illegal dumping into storm drains or waterways to DPW at 401-780-3175 or Cranston Police at 401-942-2211

• Educate family members & neighbors about the hazards of illegal dumping. Encourage participation in organized clean-up efforts.

• Go to www.ristormwatersolutions.org for more tips & information.

2021 Cranston Annual MS4 Report