Erosion and sedimentation is a significant environmental concern in Westborough. Inadequate stormwater management systems can result in property damage, flooding, the contamination of drinking water supplies, the loss of recreational opportunities, adverse impacts on fisheries and wildlife, the loss of wetlands, costly maintenance of the Town's stormwater system, and the loss of valuable agricultural soils. The purpose of this bylaw is to prevent or diminish these impacts by controlling runoff and preventing soil erosion and sedimentation resulting from site construction and development.