Middleboro company settles over reported illegal stormwater discharge

May 22, 2024

MIDDLEBORO — A Middleboro concrete company has settled with the state over allegations the company illegally discharged industrial stormwater into wetlands, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday, May 22.

Pavestone LLC is alleged to have illegally discharged the stormwater into the Sippican River Wetlands without obtaining or complying with the necessary federal permit, the attorney general’s office said. This violates the Federal Clean Water Act, the attorney general’s office said.

Pavestone’s facility is surrounded to the west, east, and north by wetlands and water bodies that are adjacent and flow to the Sippican River, while the east side of the Pavestone facility is also adjacent to cranberry bogs within the Sippican River Wetlands, the attorney general’s office reported.

The settlement calls for the company to mitigate stormwater discharge, including the elimination of all unauthorized non-stormwater discharges. Pavestone was also ordered to pay $60,000 to the Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc. for projects to benefit water quality in the Buzzards Bay watershed and to reimburse the Attorney General’s Office $30,000 in attorney’s fees. 

Pavestone, which is located at 18 Cowan Drive, manufactures concrete products, according to their Web site. The company was founded in 1980.