Frequently Asked Questions
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- What is a wetland?
- What constitutes a watercourse? If a stream dries up periodically, is it still a regulated watercourse?
- How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
- Why does Connecticut protect wetlands and watercourses?
- What role does the Greenwich IWWA play in implementing the statute?
- I want to tend my wetlands and watercourse responsibly. What should I be doing?
- I’m in the early planning phase of a project. Can someone at the IWWA give me guidance?
- Is someone from the town able to come to my property to talk about my wetlands?
- I want to buy a home which has a “Declaration of Wetlands and Watercourses” filed on the land records. What does that mean?
- What is a “Regulated Activity”?
- Why is a there a regulated area “buffer” next to wetlands and watercourses?
- What can be done with seasonally wet areas on my property?
- I am interested in creating a pond on my property. What should I take into consideration prior to submitting an application?
- Can I put yard debris in or next to wetlands?
- I want to “clean up” an area of scrubby vegetation on my property. Do I need a permit?
- I want to install a deer fence. Do fences require an IWWA permit if it’s in a regulated area?
- Is a permit required to remove trees?
- My septic system is failing. Do I need a permit if the repair is located within IWWA regulated areas?
- What if I am in violation of the regulations?
- When do I need a permit from the IWWA for my residential property?
- Within the 100/150-foot regulated buffer, how close to the wetland or watercourse can I build and/or landscape?