The Fall 2022 MS4 Newsletter is now out! In this edition, you’ll find information about our stormwater utility webinar series, a spotlight on Norwalk and their latest GSI implementation, information about funding opportunities, catchment investigations, and even more resources to assist with your compliance. You can access the newsletter here: https://nemo.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1924/2022/11/MS4-Fall-Newsletter-2022.pdf
Gaining Public Support with Your Stormwater Utility: The City of Dover
We will be having our next stormwater utility webinar in a few weeks: Gaining Public Support with Your Stormwater Utility: The City of Dover October 5th, 2022; 1PM EST For our fourth webinar of the series, Gretchen Young PE, the Environmental Projects Manager for the City of Dover, New Hampshire, will discuss the city’s current […]
Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: Trends
Our third installment of the Stormwater Utility Webinar Series is around the corner: Stormwater Utility Trends on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 1PM EST. Dr. Warren Campbell from Western Kentucky University has been collecting and analyzing information on stormwater utilities in the US for 15 years. He has been described as a human encyclopedia of […]
Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: South Burlington
Introducing out next stormwater utility webinar, Starting A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience! In this webinar, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up and […]
Fall 2021 MS4 Newsletter is here!
The second edition of the CT MS4 newsletter is out. It covers the new 2020 Impaired Waters Data Layers, an update on CT Stormwater Authorities, upcoming stormwater events and much more!
New option for taking nitrogen samples
There wasn’t a cheap and simple way to take field measurements of Total Nitrogen (TN). Samples had to be sent to a lab – until now! To help reduce water quality testing costs, CT DEEP agreed to allow MS4 communities to use less expensive field tests for nitrate and ammonia to estimate Total Nitrogen. If […]
Algal bloom season is just around the corner
Many CT municipalities see algae blooms occur in their lakes and ponds beginning around mid-summer each year. The warmer water temperatures help foster favorable conditions for excessive algae (and cyanobacteria) to grow. But water temperature alone does not cause these blooms to form, it’s the additional nutrients that end up in our waterbodies when stormwater […]
Nitrogen strategy meetings coming to a coastal community near you!
CT DEEP and UConn NEMO are holding three meetings across Connecticut’s coast this August. We’ll be discussing the status of nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound, DEEP’s strategy to address it and what communities can do to help. We’ll then present tools and outreach material that can help reduce nitrogen levels in stormwater and meet certain […]
Green infrastructure demonstration sites at East Lyme beach parking lot
After 7 years of diligent stormwater infiltration, it seems like a lot of people know about the green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) practices at the Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot in East Lyme – in no small part due to the stormwater classroom held here every year. Each May, town staff with help from many partners including […]