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Town seeks input on stormwater flooding issues

by | Feb 12, 2023 | News

The town is encouraging residents, business owners and property owners to take part in a public survey on stormwater flooding.

The survey, available at surveymonkey.com/r/5YYPMNX, closes Wednesday, Feb. 22.

As part of the FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant, the town is working with a team of consultants (Tighe & Bond of Westfield) to assess areas of concern in the town’s stormwater collection and distribution system.

The town applied for the BRIC grant in 2020 following the completion of the 2020 Hazard Mitigation-Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan. The plan identified stormwater flooding as a component of two of the four main hazards affecting the town.

“We value the input of the Hopkinton public and ask residents, business owners and property owners to complete this survey, as well as encourage their neighbors to provide feedback,” DPW Director John Westerling stated. “Community input will help us identify problematic areas in town and better the infrastructure in those areas using the BRIC grant funding.”

A public meeting regarding the project will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. via Zoom. A meeting notice with virtual access information will be sent out prior to the meeting.

More information on the BRIC grant can be found at the town’s website.

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