The purpose of this bylaw is to maintain the quality of surface water, the quality and level of the ground water table and water recharge areas for existing, or potential water supplies; to protect the public health and safety; to protect persons and property against the hazards of flood water inundation; to protect the community against the costs which may be incurred when unsuitable development occurs in wetland resource areas; and to provide for the reasonable protection and conservation of certain irreplaceable natural features, resources and amenities for the benefit and welfare of the present and future inhabitants of the Town of Sudbury. Accordingly, this bylaw protects the wetlands, related water resources, and certain adjoining land areas in the Town by providing for prior review and control of activities deemed to have a significant or cumulative adverse effect upon wetlands values, including but not limited to the following: protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, avoidance of water and soil pollution, protection of fisheries, wildlife habitat, rare species habitat including rare plant species, agriculture, aqua culture, and recreation values, deemed important to the community (collectively, the "wetlands values protected by this bylaw".) This bylaw is intended to utilize the Home Rule authority of this municipality to protect additional resource areas, for additional values, with additional standards and procedures to augment those of the Wetlands Protection Act, G.L. Ch. 131, §40 and Regulations thereunder, 310 CMR 10.00.
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