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Launch of Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have a regional launch event on January 9th, at the Comstock Community Center in Wilton, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m.  Created by towns for towns, the initiative includes a wide-ranging menu of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and recognition. Continue reading Launch of Sustainable CT

Stormwater Public Outreach

Public Outreach


Municipal Stormwater Profiles

More Coming Soon

Bethel New Fairfield
Brookfield Norwalk
Bridgewater Redding
Danbury Ridgefield
Darien Sherman
Greenwich Stamford
New Milford Wilton
Newtown Weston
New Canaan Westport


EPA Video


Municipal Stormwater Support

Municipal Stormwater Support

Upcoming deadlines

  • Mapping Storm Water Infrastructure
  • IDDE Program
  • Educational Program

MS4 Permit Info

CT DEEP has posted the baseline info including the permit, revisions, and applications.

Stormwater Listserv

A forum monitored by DEEP and UConn as well as fellow communities asking MS4 questions. Sign up here.

UConn CLEAR Support Services

You can access MS4 supporting info from their webpage listed here.

Preselected RFP Services

If you are considering hiring a consultant there are a few preselected consultants that you can utilize despite not being members of their COG, see below:

Non-profit Partner Options

HVA: For the 10 northern towns in WestCOG, Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) can support in the IDDE portion of the MS4 permit.
Contact: Mike Jastremski, CFM, Watershed Conservation Director, Housatonic Valley Association, 150 Kent Road South, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
mj.hva@outlook.com – T:860-672-6678  – C:315-212-4181- www.hvatoday.org

EarthPlace: For the 8 southern towns, Harborwatch can address portions of the IDDE including water sampling.
Contact: Sarah Sarah C. Crosby, Ph.D., Director of Harbor Watch, Earthplace, the Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center
s.crosby@earthplace.org  – T: (203) 557-4403 – www.harborwatch.org

MS4 Tracking Software

UConn CLEAR found a couple of companies:

UConn NEMO provides a webinar on these companies and what they can provide.

Regional discounts are an option for group purchase.

Bethel Case Study

Information coming soon

Project Partners

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Regarding their regional transportation plans and transportation capital improvement programs, the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) and the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) are required to submit Air Quality Conformity Statements to the US Federal Highway Administration and to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue reading 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY

WestCOG Partners with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change

WestCOG is pleased to partner with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) in coordinating a series of stakeholder engagement events this year.  This first stakeholder meeting provides the opportunity to learn about and offer feedback on the technologies and measures that will be modeled in the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). This widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment will help us understand the GHG reduction potential of various measures and technologies (and combinations thereof).
Continue reading WestCOG Partners with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change

WestCOG takes part in the Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop

On Thursday, WestCOG staff took part in the “Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop” as part of the Scenarios, Services & Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), where multiple conservation stakeholders from across the state gathered for the day to “engage in an interactive process to build a set of alternative scenarios for how the CT landscape may change over the next 50 years. The resulting scenarios will be part of a New England-wide research and modeling project to analyze their potential consequences.” Continue reading WestCOG takes part in the Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop