• CT MS4 Newsletter CT MS4 Newsletter
    This newsletter was created to relay occasional updates and important information to MS4 regulated communities. In this Issue: · Don’t Forget your Annual Reports· Watch the Disconnection Workshop Series· Encouraging LID with a Checklist· MS4 Puzzler· MS4 Tool of the month Don’t Forget your Annual Reports! Unless you put it in your Annual Report, CT […]
    Posted on January 4, 2021
  • December Disconnection Workshop series December Disconnection Workshop series
    We’re holding a virtual workshop series covering all aspects of impervious cover disconnection in the MS4 permit. Each workshop session is (approx) 1-hour long. Register here. Join us at 1pm on: Wednesday, December 2nd when we’re talking about how to review your regulations and local guidance for barriers to Low Impact Development. Wednesday, December 9th […]
    Posted on December 3, 2020
  • Monitoring requirement for bacteria impaired waters
    First, a very quick summary of the impaired waters monitoring program: One MS4 monitoring requirement is that MS4s conduct wet weather monitoring of all outfalls that discharge directly to stormwater impaired waterbodies which can be impaired by bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus, or other pollutant of concern. Impaired waterbodies can be seen on the MS4 map viewer: […]
    Posted on February 26, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on January 23, 2020
  • Stormwater System Mapping Template Stormwater System Mapping Template
    A new tool is available to make it easier for communities to create or enhance a map of their stormwater system. The CT GIS Network‘s Standards Committee has collaborated with the CT Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to develop a Stormwater System Mapping Template. The template provides a framework for mapping everything from your catch basins […]
    Posted on September 4, 2019
  • New interactive online CT Stormwater Quality Manual
    There’s a new way to use the 2004 CT Stormwater Quality Manual and its LID Amendment.  There’s now an online version making it easier to find the content you’re looking for and search the manual for a particular topic.  There are also hyperlinks added wherever another document or link (if it still exists since the […]
    Posted on July 26, 2019
  • Monitoring workshop coming up on Thursday, June 20th!
    NEMO is offering an MS4 Monitoring workshop at Milford City Hall on June 20th. This is a free half-day workshop from 9am – noon. We’ll cover MS4 water quality monitoring requirements, how to collect samples, types of equipment that can be used and strategies for meeting these requirements for both smaller and larger municipalities and […]
    Posted on May 28, 2019
  • CT DOT holding public meetings on their new MS4 permit
    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the Department’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. On July 1, 2019, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (the Department) will begin operating under the “General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from […]
    Posted on April 15, 2019
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 5, 2018
  • 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 […]
    Posted on September 13, 2018