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Funding Climate Solutions for Chronic Flooding, Extreme Rainfall Events, and Water Quality with Stormwater Authorities - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary Looney
25:09
There are 121 put of 169 municipalities currently registered under the MS4 permit! Crazy!!
Andrew Lopez
30:49
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?
Alex Klose
32:03
What if a property does not discharge stormwater i.e. drywells, infiltration basins, etc. Is there any exemption for them?
Andrew Lopez
32:54
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.
Stephanie Bahramian
32:58
What about driveways and parking areas? Is this a good incentive to use pervious pavements?
Andrew Lopez
33:56
There need to be incentives to do the right thing.
Patricia Houser
34:01
I’ve heard about city where property owners get credits for having healthy tree canopy. (with assessments made by the city arborist)
Stephanie Bahramian
34:13
And how about properties that have plantings versus those that are mostly lawn? They have different impacts on stormwater capturing
Patricia Houser
34:20
credits to reduce their stormwater fee from trees
Andrew Lopez
36:48
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?
Andrew Lopez
37:14
It's about pre-development hydrology, no?
Betsy Gara
38:14
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?
Andrew Lopez
38:31
Non-profits pay too
Chris Sullivan
38:53
yup, I think nonprofits pay equally as everybody else
Adam Whelchel
39:14
Really impressive Joe! Great work!
Stephanie Bahramian
39:46
Great presentation Joe. Thank you
Rebecca French
40:27
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.
Stephanie Bahramian
40:50
So do these fees go to Public Works?
Chris Sullivan
41:20
The fees go to the stormwater authority in a designated fund
Stephanie Bahramian
42:28
So, is this the water treatment authority for your town?
Stephanie Bahramian
44:38
Ok. Getting my answer now. Thank you
Christine O'Neill
48:06
All great points, Louanne. Sounds like a no-brainer!
Rick Newton
51:03
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.
Louanne Cooley
51:10
https://resilientconnecticut.uconn.edu/fact-sheets/
Christine O'Neill
52:14
Would municipalities still be eligible for these grants, even if they don't have a stormwater authority?
John
55:53
how would this program work with state owned lands, roads and facilities and where storm drainage is managed by the state?
Katie Lund
56:09
https://circa.uconn.edu/funds-muni-2/
Louanne Cooley
57:56
http://clear.uconn.edu
Katie Lund
58:09
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.
Rebecca French
01:04:22
We can stay a few minutes past 1pm to get to more questions.
Andrew Lopez
01:05:57
New London has no incentives for such projects thus far
Maggie Redfern
01:06:40
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?
Chris Sullivan
01:06:45
Thank you! Informative talks!
Nathan Frohling
01:07:16
Excellent presentations, very informative and motivating!
Louise Washer
01:07:29
Where will the recording be available? Thanks for this talk
Stephanie Bahramian
01:07:34
How do we find out where the existing authorities exist in CT?
Emily Hazelton
01:12:47
Thanks all, great presentations!
Patricia Houser
01:14:06
Thank you for the substantive, clear, presentations. Great update on this topic.
Louanne Cooley
01:14:53
At this time, CT has only ONE Stormwater authority, in New London
Alicea Charamut
01:15:34
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!
Rebecca French
01:16:04
Thank you Alicea for the hard work leading the Rivers sub working group!
Mary Looney
01:17:48
This was so great, thank to everyone for putting this together!
Richard Dmochowski
01:18:12
Can other established "Boards and Commissions" of a Town be charged with additional SA duties or does it have to be a unique entity?
Christine O'Neill
01:19:43
I have to hop off, but thank you so much everyone!
Jane Brawerman
01:20:24
Thank you for the great program/presentations!
Holly Drinkuth
01:20:25
Excellent presentations and discussion - thank you all!
Stephanie Bahramian
01:20:45
Thank you all very much!
Laura Tessier
01:21:09
Joe L. is your best salesman! Thank you for a great webinar -