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 […]
In response to some common questions about the first Annual Report under the new MS4 permit, there’s a new and short video that explains: the Annual Report submission process, where to find the template, and what needs to be included in your report this year.
There are two versions of the Annual Report template: one for existing 2004 MS4 permittees and another for new 2017 MS4 permittees. They are nearly identical – the biggest difference is that the due dates for many BMPs are later for new permittees. DEEPÂ strongly encourages using these templates but they’ll accept other formats that […]
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 […]
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 […]