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MS4 Stormwater Compliance Services

MS4 Stormwater Compliance Services

Following a competitive bid process completed by its member towns and cities, CCM has launched a new MS4 Compliance Service that helps municipalities meet the requirements of the federally and state mandated MS4 stormwater permit that ensures stormwater is clean before entering streams and rivers.

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Modified MS4 General Permit

After introducing modifications several years ago, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) extended the current MS4 permit to June 30. The modified permit became effective July 1, 2017.

DEEP notes that pollutants picked up along the way as rain or snowmelt runs off surfaces could include motor oils, gasoline, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and soil sediments from farms and construction sites.

CCM’s MS4 Compliance Service

CCM issued an RFQ in December 2016 seeking environmental and geotechnical engineering consultants with deep experience in helping MS4 communities meet DEEP’s permit requirements. This includes helping to support programs that minimize localized flooding and reduce discharged pollutants.

In the bid, CCM asked for specialties that include general civil engineering, stormwater system engineering, geotechnical engineering, inspection of stormwater facilities, land surveying, hydraulics engineering, hydrology, environmental, public communications, public participation, public utilities, cost estimation, and others as needed to fulfill the requirements of individual municipal projects.

The consultants selected by CCM members will:

  • Complete inspections for stormwater conveyance structures and illicit discharge
  • Conduct investigations, develop studies, reports, analyses and cost estimates
  • Provide engineering design, geotechnical analysis, infrastructure location and mapping

The firms selected are BL Companies, CDM Smith, and GZA Geoenvironmental.

They also will provide support for public education and outreach, including delivering presentations to staff, citizens and governmental bodies. Support also includes training materials for municipal employees, on-site employee training and on-site pollution prevention training.

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CCM-member municipalities interested in MS4 compliance may contact:

BL Companies
Derek A. Kohl, P.E.
Executive Director of Engineering
100 Constitution Plaza, 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 203.608.2502; Cell: 860.508.8038

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GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Rosalie Starvish, M.S., P.E., CFM, CPMSM
Project Manager
655 Winding Brook Avenue, Suite 402
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860.286.8900; Cell: 860.550.2777

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Andrew R. Merola, JD
Member Resource & Program Development Manager

Phone: 203.498.3056

Fax: 203.562.6314