Funding Climate Solutions for Chronic Flooding, Extreme Rainfall Events, and Water Quality with Stormwater Authorities - Shared screen with speaker view
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There are 121 put of 169 municipalities currently registered under the MS4 permit! Crazy!!
In New London, the state technically controls many roads that pass through town, including I-95, and the city maintains a number of parking lots. That's a lot of stormwater that goes directly into the Thames River. Do the city and state pay their fair share, too?
What if a property does not discharge stormwater i.e. drywells, infiltration basins, etc. Is there any exemption for them?
There needs to be a compensation mechanism established for those who responsibly capture their own stormwater and get it back into the ground via rain gardens, etc.
What about driveways and parking areas? Is this a good incentive to use pervious pavements?
There need to be incentives to do the right thing.
I’ve heard about city where property owners get credits for having healthy tree canopy. (with assessments made by the city arborist)
And how about properties that have plantings versus those that are mostly lawn? They have different impacts on stormwater capturing
credits to reduce their stormwater fee from trees
Isn't the real reason for MS4 to get stormwater into the ground instead of running across impervious surfaces into public water bodies and polluting them?
It's about pre-development hydrology, no?
You mentioned New London has tax exempt property with a significant % of impervious cover, such as state owned property, colleges and hospitals. Do they pay Stormwater fees or are they exempt?
Non-profits pay too
yup, I think nonprofits pay equally as everybody else
Really impressive Joe! Great work!
Great presentation Joe. Thank you
thank you for all the questions coming through the chat. we will do a facilitated Q&A at the end. Joe will be back to answer questions.
So do these fees go to Public Works?
The fees go to the stormwater authority in a designated fund
So, is this the water treatment authority for your town?
Ok. Getting my answer now. Thank you
All great points, Louanne. Sounds like a no-brainer!
Confused as to how towns keep actions / responsibilities of Stormwater Authority separate from actions / responsibilities of Flood Prevention, Climate Resilience and Erosion Control Board. Seems there is a lot of overlap.
Would municipalities still be eligible for these grants, even if they don't have a stormwater authority?
how would this program work with state owned lands, roads and facilities and where storm drainage is managed by the state?
Yes, municipalities who don't have a stormwater authority can apply for a Municipal Resilience Grant. The goal of the Track 1 funding is to help municipalities implement a stormwater authority where they don't yet exist.
We can stay a few minutes past 1pm to get to more questions.
New London has no incentives for such projects thus far
There seems to be no credit/incentive system in New London. Will we have regulations enacted that control additional impervious surface creation and incentivize the removal of impervious surfaces and installation of infiltration systems?
Thank you! Informative talks!
Excellent presentations, very informative and motivating!
Where will the recording be available? Thanks for this talk
How do we find out where the existing authorities exist in CT?
Thanks all, great presentations!
Thank you for the substantive, clear, presentations. Great update on this topic.
At this time, CT has only ONE Stormwater authority, in New London
This was really great! Enabling and promoting the option of stormwater authorites/utilities was a near-term recommendation of the Rivers Sub Working Group of the GC3. Thanks DEEP and UCONN for really moving this forward and providing such great resources!
Thank you Alicea for the hard work leading the Rivers sub working group!
This was so great, thank to everyone for putting this together!
Can other established "Boards and Commissions" of a Town be charged with additional SA duties or does it have to be a unique entity?
I have to hop off, but thank you so much everyone!
Thank you for the great program/presentations!
Excellent presentations and discussion - thank you all!
Thank you all very much!
Joe L. is your best salesman! Thank you for a great webinar -