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CT’s First Stormwater Utility!

Earlier this summer, New London became the first municipality in Connecticut to establish a stormwater utility which goes into effect January 1, 2019.  This means they will begin charging all property owners a fee for their contribution to the city’s stormwater runoff.  Previously, New London relied on property taxes to fund maintenance of their stormwater […]

Mapping workshop coming up October 19th

We’re holding an MS4 mapping workshop on October 19th, 2018 at Rocky Hill Town Hall. Presentations begin at 9am and we expect to wrap up no later than 3pm. Registration is available here. CLEAR staff will cover a range of MS4 mapping topics including options for mapping your stormwater system, tracking impervious cover disconnections, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

MS4 Management Software Demos

Several folks have been asking if there is a software program available to help manage MS4 activities and reporting under the new permit. We have found a couple of options: PermitTrack and MS4Front. To help you compare the two and evaluate whether they would be of use to you, we held webinar demos for each […]

NEMO’s MS4 Circuit Rider is Here!

Confused about the new MS4 permit?  Wondering what DCIA is and how you calculate it? Need someone to come talk your various departments about their role in complying with MS4? Time to call NEMO’s new MS4 Circuit rider (a.k.a., Municipal Stormwater Educator) Amanda Ryan for help. Amanda Ryan joined the NEMO team in November and […]

Welcome to the CT MS4 Guide!

The NEMO program at UConn’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) is pleased to bring you, the intrepid town staffer tasked with MS4 compliance, the CT MS4 Guide. This website is and will be a growing resource for you as you seek to keep your town in compliance with the new MS4 (Municipal […]