Municipalities still unhappy with storm water permit proposal

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection modified its draft storm water permit for municipalities this week, but at least two municipal lobbies say it’s still an unfunded mandate.

The revised proposal modifies street sweeping, leaf management, and discharge monitoring for the 121 cities and towns covered under the permit. The revision would mean that municipalities will have the flexibility to determine the appropriate schedule for street sweeping and they won’t be required to implement a leaf pickup program.

As for the 49 smaller communities that would be covered under the permit for the first time, it asks them to prevent illicit connections to storm water systems and to conduct basic inspection and maintenance of roads and drainage system.

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