About the Stormwater Corps

Stormwater runoff is a growing problem for Connecticut communities. Whether it’s in response to repeated flooding, water pollution, the “MS4” stormwater permit or all of the above, town officials are looking for ways to start “disconnecting” impervious cover using low impact development (LID) practices, also known as green stormwater infrastructure (GSI).

But where to start? In an effort to help towns get a handle on these issues, CLEAR faculty from the award-winning NEMO Program have created the Stormwater Corps, a program that combines classroom instruction on stormwater management with projects in the community that develop an impervious cover disconnection “action plan” for town officials. Read More...

Featured Town Projects
municipal building

Cheshire

A rain garden was implemented to collect the stormwater runoff from the road and parking lot of the firehouse.

aerial of school

North Haven

Two rain gardens implemented to catch stormwater from the roof and to collect stormwater runoff from the pavement.

drain near school

Milford

Two rain gardens were implemented at the middle school to collect stormwater runoff from the roof.

rain barrel

West Haven

A rain garden was implemented to collect stormwater runoff from the school driveway.