Stormwater Public Education and Outreach

MCM 1: Public Education and Outreach

Public Education and Outreach is 1 of the 6 Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) required of small MS4s. The goal of this MCM is to build support and increase awareness which will ultimately have a positive impact on water quality. Within this MSM, there are 6 Best Management Practices which are reported:

  • BMP 1-1 Implement public education and outreach – TOG SWMP 1.1 Develop/Acquire Education Materials.  
  • BMP 1-2 Address education/ outreach for pollutants of concern - TOG SWMP 1.4 Targeted Outreach Ongoing.
  • BMP 1-3 TOG SWMP 1.2 Web-Based MS4 Library. 
  • BMP 1-4 TOG SWMP 1.3 Printed MS4 Educational Materials.
  • BMP 1-5 TOG SWMP 1.5 Partner Organizations.
  • BMP 1-6 TOG SWMP 1.6 Reporting.

The Environmental Affairs Office of the Land Use Department leads and promotes much of the Public Education and Outreach of MS4-related topics.  Many of the Educational Pages and Events that they promote can be found at: https://www.greenwichct.gov/2512/Educational-Pages-and-Events

Educational Resources for MS4

As part of the Public Education and Outreach for the Town of Greenwich 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:

The following will direct you to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection webpage information on Municipal Stormwater: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Water-Regulating-and-Discharges/Stormwater/Municipal-Stormwater.

The following will direct you to the UCONN MS4 Stormwater Assistance Program – The Six Minimum Control Measures required by the General Permit: https://nemo.uconn.edu/ms4/index.htm#.

The pollutants of concern for the Town of Greenwich are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Bacteria, and Turbidity.  The following will direct you to UCONN MS4 Stormwater Assistance Program General Stormwater Education and Specific Pollutant Libraries: https://nemo.uconn.edu/ms4/tasks/outreach/

The following will direct you to the Western Connecticut Council of Governments MS4 Stormwater information: https://westcog.org/environmental/stormwater/

The following will direct you to the USEPA Resources for Students and Educators about Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution: https://www.epa.gov/nps/resources-students-and-educators-about-nonpoint-source-nps-pollution.