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1:00pm - 5:00pm
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1:00pm - 5:00pm
7pm Board of Fire Commissioners
12:00am - 12:00am
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2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MAY 29TH MEMORIAL DAY
JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY
SEPTEMBER 4TH LABOR DAY
OCTOBER 9TH COLUMBUS DAY
NOVEMBER 10TH VETERANS DAY**
NOVEMBER 23RD THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
NOVEMBER 24TH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
DECEMBER 22ND CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
DECEMBER 25th CHRISTMAS DAY

**Thursday, November 9th Close at 4:00 p.m.

CT Alert

Town of Westbrook - Stormwater

This page is under development; check back regularly for updates!

 

What is storm water, or stormwater, and why should we care???

 

Stormwater is defined as water that originates during precipitation events (i.e. rain or snow), and/or water that originates with snowmelt, which enters the storm water system (catch basins, piping, etc.). Storm water that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters.

 

Storm water is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution. 

 

Under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program regulates stormwater discharges from three potential sources.  The Town of Westbrook operates under a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters (i.e. streams, rivers, coastal waters, etc.).  The Town is required to conduct and track activities in accordance with this permit and demonstrate Best Management Practices (BMPs) in six different categories.  An annual report is submitted to DEEP to show compliance. 

 

Go to the Town of Westbrook Storm Water Management Plan

 

Why do we care about stormwater?  The goal of the Stormwater Management Plan adopted by the Town of Westbrook is to reduce pollutants from reaching the waters of the State.  Some examples of residential pollutants include: 

 

Fertilizers/pesticides

Septic systems

Automobile care chemicals

Pet waste

 

Click on any of the following docs:

After The Storm

Why Should We Give A Bark

Storm Sewers: The Rivers Beneath Our Feet

Protecting Water Quality

 The Importance of Streamside Buffers

 

Another component of the NPDES is the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) on file with DEEP for both the Town Garage and Transfer Station facilities.  These SWPPPs are required in accordance with the Connecticut General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity, due to the nature of the activities conducted at each of these sites.  As with the MS4, the Town is required to monitor and track activities, and conduct outfall sampling.  All of this information must be submitted in an annual report, for each facility, to DEEP.

 

Westbrook Stormwater Management Plan