STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

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STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REPORTS

The Town of Farmington Engineering Division is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Town wide Stormwater Management Plan.  The Stormwater Management Plan was first implemented by the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection “CTDEEP” in 2004, under the authority of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.  The CTDEEP issued a General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, which is known by many as (MS4).  The permit had been reissued numerous years, without modifications, since the 2004 inception.

The purpose of the MS4 general permit is to protect waters of the state from urban stormwater runoff through municipal stormwater sewer systems.  The permit includes six Minimum Control Measures to reduce and/or eliminate the discharge of pollutants through stormwater sewer systems.  Control Measures consist of (1) public education and outreach (2) public participation (3) illicit discharge detection and elimination (4) construction stormwater management (5) post-construction stormwater management (6) pollution prevention and good housekeeping.  Each of these categories includes several Best Management Practices (BMPs) to implement the control measures.

The following are Annual Reports submitted to the CTDEEP:

2004 Annual Report           2009 Annual Report           2014 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report           2010 Annual Report           2015 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report           2011 Annual Report           2016 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report           2012 Annual Report

 

The existing MS4 Permit will expire on June 30, 2017.  The Town of Farmington has developed a DRAFT Permit, which can be viewed utilizing the link below.  The MS4 Permit requires a 90-day comment period to solicit and receive public comments on the report.

2017 DRAFT MS4 Stormwater Permit

The DRAFT Permit can also be viewed at the Farmington Town Hall, 1 Monteith Drive, at the Engineering Division Office of the Public Works Department.

 

 

 

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