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 (EPA) 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.
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As part of the Public Education and Outreach for the Town of Putnam 2017 General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), we have provided links to educational resources regarding stormwater:
This link will direct you to UCONN MS4 Stormwater Assistance Program – The Six Minimum Control Measures required by the General Permit.
This link will direct you to UCONN MS4 Stormwater Assistance Program Specific Pollutant Library. The pollutants of concern for the Town of Greenwich are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Bacteria, and Turbidity.
This link will direct you to Eastern Connecticut Stormwater Collaborative, which has additional resources concerning stormwater management information.