TOWN LOOKING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
The town retained Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (MMI) to review its existing Stormwater Management Plan (the SMP) and provide a summary of recommended modifications and updates for use in ongoing stormwater management activities. Modifications and updates are intended to comply with the requirements established by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) in Section 6 of its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (the Permit). A copy of that Permit is included in Appendix A.
The General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 General Permit) is the product of a mandate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of its Stormwater Phase II rules in 1999. This general permit requires each municipality to take steps to keep the stormwater entering its storm sewer systems clean before that stormwater enters water bodies. One important element of this permit is the requirement that towns implement public education programs to make residents aware that stormwater pollutants emanate from many of their everyday living activities, and to inform them of steps they can take to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff.
The current MS4 General Permit has been extended to June 30, 2017 as the modified MS4 General Permit (see below) will become effective July 1, 2017.
The Town of Canton is looking for public input on the Draft Stormwater Management Plan. Please email Director of Public Works, Robert Martin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 693-7863. Your comments are important and we look forward to hearing from you.
Click here for DRAFT Stormwater Management Plan.