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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]